Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Maryland’s presidential primary election will be conducted primarily via mail-in ballots, with limited in-person voting sites across the state.
“I am strongly urging every Marylander who can vote by mail to cast their ballots by mail,” Hogan said. “In the rare cases where people must vote in-person, significant social distancing measures must be implemented by state and local election officials.”
As previously reported on Conduit Street, Governor Hogan last month postponed the presidential primary election scheduled for April 28 due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. The presidential primary will take place on June 2.
The special general election to fill the late Rep. Elijah Cummings’s congressional seat in Maryland’s Seventh District will still take place on April 28, but will be conducted via mail.
As health officials warn that social distancing and other measures to contain the COVID-19 epidemic might be in place for months, the Maryland State Board of Elections last week recommended that the presidential primary election be conducted primarily via mail, with a minimum of one (maximum of four) in-person voting site in each county.
Stay tuned to Conduit Street for more information.