September 27, 2022
WASHINGTON (7News) — Dan Cox, the Republican nominee for Maryland governor, has filed a notice to appeal a judge’s ruling that granted the Maryland State Board of Elections to begin counting mail-in and absentee ballots before Election Day.
On Friday, the board received approval to start counting mail-in ballots on Oct. 1 — ahead of Election Day.
In 2020, Maryland counted mail-in ballots before Election Day following an executive order by Gov. Larry Hogan. However, Hogan blocked an effort to make early counting a continuous thing during this legislative session in May. Maryland was the only state which required absentee and mail-in ballots to be counted after Election Day.