ANNAPOLIS, MD (October 12, 2011) – Governor Martin O’Malley today issued an Executive Order proclaiming and convening a special session of the General Assembly beginning October 17, 2011. The Special Session is necessary to pass legislation establishing Maryland’s congressional districts. Maryland must pass a Congressional redistricting plan prior to the beginning of the 2012 legislative session in order to conduct the Presidential Primary on April 3, 2012.
“Every 10 years we create electoral districts from which our congressional representatives are to be elected based on census date,” said Governor O’Malley. “I look forward to working with Senate President Miller, House Speaker Busch and with the members of the General Assembly as we come together and work on passing legislation ensuring every citizen is fairly and accurately represented.”