Opinion – Minors may have trouble detecting voter fraud

To the Editor:

House Bill 73 lowers the minimum age of election judges from 17 to 16 in municipal elections. Sixteen-year-old election judges are also permitted to vote in elections when they are judges.

Currently, certain towns in Maryland are extending voting rights to non-citizens. Hyattsville is one of the most recent municipalities to extend voting rights to individuals, along with Takoma Park, Barnesville, Glen Echo, Garrett Park and Somerset.

Detecting voter fraud is crucial to the legitimacy of elections. Minors, who are far less experienced, may have more difficulty identifying those who attempt to vote illegally - particularly if they are not citizens themselves.

Delegate Mark N. Fisher [R - District 27C]

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