LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS®
LWVMD Position: Primary Elections, Election Districts, Term Limits
- A closed primary election.
- A mix of single and multi-member districts. The following criteria should be used to decide which districts should be single and which should be multi-member:
- a. full minority representation;
- b. geographic integrity;
- c. preservation of political and community boundaries;
- d. compactness.
- Coterminous boundaries (Delegate districts nesting within Senate districts).
- Term limits for members of the General Assembly. (1993)
Background: Consensus was reached in 1993 to support closed primary elections (i.e. only those registered by political party may vote in that party’s primary election), and a mix of single and multiple member districts with Delegates “nesting” within a single Senate district. The same study resulted in consensus to oppose term limits for members of the General Assembly.
- Opposed term limits for members of the General Assembly. (1994, 1995, 1997)