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General Election: November 3, 2020, 7 am until 8 pm
  • Early Voting for the General Election – Monday, October 26, 2020 through Monday, November 2, 2020 from 7 am until 8 pm.
  • Ballots will begin being printed on September 3rd
  • Absentee ballots will begin being mailed out on September 19th
  • Last day to pre-register to vote is October 13th– you will still be able to register election day in person at your polling location
  • Last day to request an absentee ballot is October 20th
  • Your absentee ballot must be postmarked by November 3rd

This is an unprecedented election for the United States. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and many states using Vote By Mail, we likely won’t know the results of the election on election day.

Every vote is crucial! Download our Key 2020 Election Information Factsheet here.

For additional information, contact Kristen Harbeson: kharbeson@mdlcv.org

Voting by mail-in ballot is the best way to make sure your health is protected and your vote is counted on November 3rd.
There will be in-person voting options. However, we strongly urge Marylanders to cast your ballot by mail.
  • All registered voters in Maryland will receive an application for an absentee ballot.
    • Rather than wait for the application to be sent to you, however, we encourage you to immediately request an absentee ballot electronically through www.elections.maryland.gov
  • To receive your absentee ballot by mail, you must request it no later than Tuesday, October 27. If you didn’t receive a ballot application, request a ballot application at https://www.vote.org/absentee-ballot/maryland/
    • Absentee ballots can be sent to you by mail or e-mail
      • By Mail: Ballots sent by US Postal Service will include a pre-paid postage return envelope. No additional stamps are required. These mailed ballots will be processed (and counted) more easily than the e-mailed ballots described below
      • By E-mail: Ballots requested by e-mail will be sent as an attachment that must be printed out and returned by US Postal Service (or in a certified election drop box). Downloaded electronic ballots must be returned with two stamps
  • Absentee ballot applications will be sent to the address you used when you registered to vote
    • Ballot applications and ballots will not be forwarded
    • Ballot applications will include a return envelope with pre-paid return postage
  • Voters must mail back their own ballot through the US Postal Service
    • Ballots must be signed and filled out with a black pen
    • Ballots must be submitted and postmarked on or before November 3rd and postage will be pre-paid

This is an unprecedented election for the United States. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and many states using Vote By Mail, we likely won’t know the results of the election on election day.

Every vote is crucial! Download our Key 2020 Election Information Factsheet here.

For additional information, contact Kristen Harbeson: kharbeson@mdlcv.org

Each jurisdiction will have voting centers available. You must vote in the county where you are registered to vote, but you can visit any center within that county.
  • Each jurisdiction will have voting centers open for early voting from 10am-8pm on October 22–October 29th
  • In-person voting options will be available from 7am-8pm on November 3rd
  • Voting centers will require voters to wear a mask to enter the facility, and social-distancing will be maintained
  • Ballot marking devices will be available for voters with disabilities
  • Same-day registration will be available during early voting and on election day, but we strongly encourage you to register to vote early instead
    • For same-day registration, go to any voting center in the county where you live, and bring a document that proves
      your residence (this can be a utility bill, mail from your jurisdiction, drivers license or MVA issued ID, etc.)

This is an unprecedented election for the United States. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and many states using Vote By Mail, we likely won’t know the results of the election on election day.

Every vote is crucial! Download our Key 2020 Election Information Factsheet here.

For additional information, contact Kristen Harbeson: kharbeson@mdlcv.org

Download our Key 2020 Election Information Factsheet here.

Benefits of Vote by Mail
  • Election Security
    • Paper Records of every vote in case of a recount
    • One of the most secure ways to conduct an election as proven in other states who have used vote-by-mail for years.
  • Voter Education
    • Voters have time to do their research and complete their mail-in ballots.
    • The by-mail voting option is especially helpful for voters to take their time to inform themselves and understand the
      issues and candidates on the ballot.
Troubleshooting
  • If you have not received a ballot application, or you requested a ballot and have not received it by October 15:
    • Check and update your address on the Maryland Board of Elections website: www.elections.Maryland.gov
  • If you have general questions or problems on election day
    • 1-866-OUR-VOTE: national election hotline
    • 410-844-4859: Baltimore Votes election day hotline (statewide assistance)

This is an unprecedented election for the United States. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and many states using Vote By Mail, we likely won’t know the results of the election on election day.

Every vote is crucial! Download our Key 2020 Election Information Factsheet here.

For additional information, contact Kristen Harbeson: kharbeson@mdlcv.org