State Posts Early Voting and Election Day Voting Center Sites

The Maryland State Board of Elections yesterday published a list of early voting and election day voting locations for Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City.

Early voting will be held from Monday, October 26, 2020, through Monday, November 2, 2020. Early voting and Election Day voting centers will be open from 7 am to 8 pm. Eligible voters may cast their ballots at any authorized voting location within their jurisdiction of residence.

According to the State Board of Elections:

To make in-person voting safe, voters must remain six feet apart and wear a mask. To maintain proper distancing, the number of voters permitted inside a voting center at one time may be limited. This may result in lines and wait times. The Maryland State Board of Elections advises the best time to vote in person is on weekends during early voting and between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Election Day.

SBE automatically sent most eligible voters an application for a mail-in ballot along with a postage-paid return envelope in late August. 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. Applications must be received by October 20. Mail-in ballots will be sent via first-class mail to the address the voter provides on the ballot request.

While voters may request that their ballot via email, requesting a ballot by U.S. mail is free, more convenient, and will save time and money for local boards of elections, whose operations are supported by county funding. When a ballot is sent to a voter through the U.S. Mail, the voter only needs to fill out the ballot, sign and seal the envelope, and return it in the postage-paid return envelope at their earliest convenience.

On the contrary, when a ballot is sent to a voter by email, the voter must print the ballot, fill out the ballot, secure an envelope, and pay for postage. Local election officials are also required to copy any ballot printed on standard paper onto an official ballot to be scanned and counted.

Click here for a complete list of early voting locations.

Click here for a complete list of Election Day voting locations.

Stay tuned to Conduit Street for more information.

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