State administrator of elections to talk about origin, purpose of misinformation

CHESTERTOWN — Jared DeMarinis, state administrator of elections for the Maryland State Board of Elections, will talk about election misinformation and disinformation as the guest speaker of the nonpartisan League of Women Voters of Kent County on Wednesday, April 24 at the Presbyterian Church of Chestertown.

The event, which gets underway at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public.

The church is located at 905 Gateway Drive.

DeMarinis also will talk about the origin and purpose of election misinformation and disinformation, and how it affects campaigns and elections.

He became Maryland’s state administrator of elections in September.

Previously, he served as the director of candidacy and campaign finance for the state board of elections.

DeMarinis has been credited with making Maryland “a model state for campaign disclosure, enforcement and use of technology,” according to a news release.

He also has served as an election observer in Estonia, North Macedonia and Armenia.

According to the news release, DeMarinis has authored articles about campaign contributions for the New York Times, written a book on the history of the Electoral College in Maryland, and presented at national conferences on election issues including deep fakes, regulating online campaign ads and enforcement of campaign finance laws.

 

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