Maryland: groups demand 24-hour extension in absentee mailing time
AP reports: A coalition of attorneys' groups and civil rights organizations will consider going to court Monday if the state Board of Elections denies a request to extend the deadline for voters to mail absentee ballots.
More than 188,000 Maryland residents had requested absentee ballots as of Friday, according to elections officials. But some voters still have not received them, and without an extension, ballots postmarked later than Monday would not be counted for Tuesday's election.
The Maryland Election Protection Coalition has asked the elections board to extend the deadline by 24 hours. ...
Deputy Elections Administrator Ross Goldstein said Saturday that the board has not formally acted on the request, although Goldstein said two of five board members told him they are not inclined to make the change. -- Court threatened over absentee ballots - Yahoo! News