Maryland’s local election officials get a 12 percent pay raise

By Glynis Kazanjian | Maryland Reporter

The Maryland State Board of Elections voted unanimously Thursday to give county election directors and their deputies a 12 percent salary increase.

In a 4-0 vote, the board voted to make the raises effective March 1, instead of being retroactive to July 2013, which State Election Administrator Linda Lamone originally requested. Local election officials have not received a pay raise in 14 years.

The current pay ranges from a low of $41,000 in Dorchester County to a high of $138,000 in Montgomery County.

The board also took no formal action to rein in Lamone’s authority, as some board members had proposed earlier this month.

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