The Maryland State Board of Elections decided earlier this week to extend the deadline to certify the state primary results. The primary was this past July 19th.
The board said they were moving the date for certification to August 15th because the primary was pushed back by three weeks. They could not officially disclose the new deadline until they convened a meeting, which was held yesterday, August 1.
This news will affect the results of local elections that often are decided in some cases, by a handful of votes, to just hundreds of votes. The count of all ballots needs to be reconfirmed and verified by elections officials in all of Maryland’s counties and then the state board will certify those results.