Suit filed against early voting in Maryland

The Baltimore Sun reports on the latest legal and political wrangling over early voting in Maryland.

Opponents to early voting have filed suit, claiming that the Legislature violated the Maryland constitution. The plaintiffs argue that early voting changes the date of the election, and thus requires a constitutional amendment, not simply legislation.

Supporters of early voting argue that the state constitution does not explicitly ban voting early, and only requires that all ballots be counted on election day; therefore it is constitutional to allow early voting via an act of the legislature.