ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WMAR) - Your ballot is going to look an awful lot like the SATs this November. The State Board of Elections gave us a look at how all those referendum questions could look on this year's ballot.
The seven questions consist of three constitutional amendments, three referendum petitions and a referendum on the expansion of gambling in Maryland.
Any registered voter can challenge the wording of the questions in Maryland courts, and if the court thinks it is necessary, it will change the language or forward the question to the Secretary of State.
"The way it's worded can confuse the voters," says Delegate Ron George who heads up Anne Arundel County's delegation.
George believes the wording of the questions this year is fine.
"In the past, voters have had to read the questions for or five times to try and understand the question and then they still don't know if they voted correctly," he says.
One of the questions you will be voting on is about expanded gambling in Maryland. Other issues include same-sex marriage and whether illegal immigrants can pay in-state tuition to attend public colleges in Maryland.
Jim Harding and Jim Parker are two experienced Maryland voters, and they think the questions are clear-cut. They even have some suggestions to make it easier for you at the voting booth.
"I never read it in the voting booth for the first time," says Parker. "The league of women voters always sends out the questions, and I read them ahead of time. So, I know what I'm doing when I get in there."
Harding says he "always reads the sample ballot before hand so I know how I want to vote."
No one know if this will be the exact wording, but what we do know is by law, from the Board of Elections, the questions must be finalized by September 11, so they can be printed on the ballots.
To read all of the wording on the ballot questions click here .
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