Known as the “Home Rule Amendment,” Article XI-A of the Maryland Constitution was adopted in 19151 and permits Maryland’s counties and Baltimore City to adopt a charter form of home rule. As of 2003, Baltimore City and the following counties had all adopted Charter home rule: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Talbot, and Wicomico. The voters in Carroll, Cecil, Dorchester, and St. Mary’s counties have rejected proposed adoption of charter home rule. On demand of the Mayor of Baltimore and City Council of the City of Baltimore,...
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