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Fewer Than 20 Voters Got Incomplete Absentee Ballots, O'Malley Says

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Fewer Than 20 Got Incomplete Ballots, O'Malley Says

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The number of Maryland absentee voters who received incomplete ballots is less than 20, Gov. Martin O'Malley said in a statement Wednesday.

The State Board of Elections has confirmed that those voters, all in Prince George's and Montgomery counties, received absentee ballots missing a second page, O'Malley said in the statement.

That page includes Questions 4-7, as well as local county-related questions.

Questions 6 and 7 are two of the most hotly debated issues in Maryland this election season. Question 6 will determine the fate of same-sex marriage in the state, while Question 7 concerns the expansion of gambling.

"We're looking into this matter and taking it seriously," said Josh Levin, campaign manager for Marylanders for Marriage Equality, in a statement Wednesday. "Every registered voter must have the same opportunity to participate in the electoral process. We're confident the board of elections will get to the bottom of this quickly and resolve it."

The Maryland Board of Elections is trying to determine what caused the absence of the ballot's second page.

If you're a Maryland absentee voter, double check that you have a second page with Questions 4-7 and all local county questions. In Prince George's County, that goes all the way down to Question G.

Those missing the second page of their ballots should call 1-800-222-8683 to request a new one.

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