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Maryland voters pass amendment to allow same-day voter registration

FILE - In this March 18, 2014 file photo, voters cast their ballots in the Illinois primary in Hinsdale, Ill. A lawsuit is challenging Election Day voter registration in Illinois while prompting concerns from civil rights groups about voter access in the November election. The lawsuit, filed in federal court last month by the legal arm of the Illinois Policy Institute, argues that voters in all 102 counties don't have equal access to same-day registration so it should be abolished at the precinct level. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Marylanders voted Tuesday to allow same-day voter registration.

The measure received 1,336,474 votes, or 67.11 percent. There were 654,949, or 32.89 percent, against it.

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The measure, Question 2 on the ballot, asked voters to decide on an amendment to the state constitution that will allow residents to register to vote on Election Day.

Maryland is the 18th state to allow same-day registration, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

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