Voters gave their backing Tuesday to a pair of amendments to Maryland’s constitution. One requires casino revenues to be added to school budgets and the other opens the way for people to sign up to vote on Election Day.
There was strong support for both measures.
The voter registration amendment allows the General Assembly to create a system for eligible Maryland residents to show up at the polls, register and cast a ballot, all on Election Day.
Democrats in the General Assembly overwhelmingly supported the idea, saying it will make it easier to vote and could boost turnout. Republicans, though, opposed the measure that led to Tuesday’s referendum, voicing concerns about fraud.