The Maryland State Board of Elections (SBE) yesterday announced that all eligible voters were sent a mail-in ballot application for the November 3 general election. The applications come with a postage-paid return envelope to make it easy and free for voters to request ballots.
While there are multiple ways to participate in the 2020 Presidential Election, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SBE is encouraging all eligible Marylanders to cast mail-in ballots. Voting by mail is a safe and secure way of voting.
To cast mail-in ballots, Maryland residents must request a mail-in ballot from the State Board of Elections or their local board of elections. Some voters who requested a ballot prior to August 6 may still receive a ballot application in the mail.
These voters should go online to verify their application has been processed. It is not necessary to send in two ballot requests.
Any eligible voter who does not automatically receive a ballot application by mail may request a ballot online or by printing and returning by mail or fax the request form on the SBE website. All requests for a mail-in ballot must be received by Oct. 20, 2020.
When requesting a ballot by mail, voters should leave at least five business days for the United States Postal Service to deliver the application to the local board of elections. Mail-in ballots will be sent via first-class mail to the address the voter provides on the ballot request.
The deadline to register to vote in the general election and to verify voter registration information online is October 13. Voters wishing to register to vote or to check their registration status should visit this webpage.
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