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O’Malley Signs Somerset County Redistricting Bill

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O’Malley has signed a measure that redistricts five Somerset County commissioner districts.

Maryland’s House of Delegates passed the bill 135-1 on Tuesday, and O’Malley signed the bill Tuesday afternoon at a brief ceremony.

The emergency legislation took effect after O’Malley signed it.

The bill specifies that the filing deadline for a candidate to the Somerset County Board of Education will be reopened until 12 p.m. on the second business day following the effective date of the bill.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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