John P. McDonough, Secretary of State
Maryland Secretary of State functions:
The Secretary of State's office handles certain executive functions within the state.
The role of the Secretary of State of Maryland in election matters is limited to:
Certifying candidates for nomination by a principal political party on the Presidential Primary Ballot
Serving on the Board of State Canvassers
Accepting Petitions for Referendum, which are petitions to refer to the voters an act of the General Assembly.