MARYLAND
GENERAL ELECTION RETURNS

NOVEMBER 8, 1994


CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

Question 1:
VICTIMS' RIGHTS

Establishes that crime victims have a right to be treated with respect and sensitivity throughout the criminal justice process; a right under certain circumstances to be notified of, to attend, and to be heard at, a criminal justice proceeding; and a right to be notified of these rights. No money claim or right to stay proceedings arises from this article.

For Against
Allegany County 12,794 845
Anne Arundel County 120,933 7,843
Baltimore City 102,041 9,242
Baltimore County 154,007 12,950
Calvert County 13,473 1,003
Caroline County 3,888 440
Carroll County 36,916 3,118
Cecil County 11,124 810
Charles County 17,603 1,690
Dorchester County 4,479 450
Frederick County 39,185 3,997
Garrett County 4,017 610
Harford County 56,490 4,511
Howard County 64,177 4,988
Kent County 4,937 524
Montgomery County 222,098 16,367
Prince George's County 122,008 9,730
Queen Anne's County 6,441 679
St. Mary's County 13,880 1,079
Somerset County 2,778 366
Talbot County 7,473 1,291
Washington County 24,624 2,705
Wicomico County 16,636 1,540
Worcester County 10,931 1,085
TOTAL 1,072,914 87,861


Question 2:
APPEALS' COURT CIRCUITS

Alters the boundaries of the circuits from which members of the Court of Appeals are appointed; provides that the terms of current members shall not be affected and that certain members shall be deemed to be serving from certain circuits; specifies certain eligibility, appointment, and continuation in office provisions for certain judges.

For Against
Allegany County 6,517 2,981
Anne Arundel County 69,942 39,951
Baltimore City 50,071 38,711
Baltimore County 85,104 41,575
Calvert County 7,795 3,759
Caroline County 2,086 1,224
Carroll County 21,327 11,941
Cecil County 5,627 3,427
Charles County 9,847 5,404
Dorchester County 2,318 1,282
Frederick County 23,013 12,314
Garrett County 1,999 1,596
Harford County 31,631 21,306
Howard County 38,875 18,188
Kent County 2,636 1,557
Montgomery County 158,776 42,573
Prince George's County 76,545 31,371
Queen Anne's County 3,632 1,947
St. Mary's County 7,737 4,276
Somerset County 1,412 975
Talbot County 4,247 2,606
Washington County 15,071 6,928
Wicomico County 9,584 5,006
Worcester County 6,110 3,600
TOTAL 641,892 304,490


Question 3:
JUDGES - MANDATORY RETIREMENT

Alters the mandatory retirement age for a judge from 70 to 75, if the public is notified, and if a majority of the judges of the Court of Appeals annually certifies that the judge is physically, mentally, and temperamentally qualified to continue to perform the duties of the office.

For Against
Allegany County 5,657 6,317
Anne Arundel 48,286 76,769
Baltimore City 52,445 48,748
Baltimore County 77,189 77,295
Calvert County 6,756 7,119
Caroline County 2,004 2,055
Carroll County 17,693 21,436
Cecil County 5,014 5,700
Charles County 9,140 8,727
Dorchester County 2,258 2,304
Frederick County 21,166 21,164
Garrett County 1,869 2,459
Harford County 24,919 35,927
Howard County 31,425 36,200
Kent County 2,521 2,843
Montgomery County 125,399 108,433
Prince George's County 58,187 62,846
Queen Anne's County 2,795 3,971
St. Mary's County 6,555 7,588
Somerset County 1,509 1,504
Talbot County 3,710 4,569
Washington 13,013 13,621
Wicomico County 9,254 8,533
Worcester County 5,925 5,841
TOTAL 534,681 571,955

Source: State Administrative Board of Election Laws

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