State Board of Elections Announces Key Dates for 2022 Primary

The State Board of Elections yesterday announced that early voting for the delayed July 19 primary election will begin on July 7 and run through July 14. The deadline to register to vote in the primary is June 28, and the deadline for primary voters to request a mail-in ballot is July 12.

“Following the Court of Appeals’ decision last week to move the primary election to July 19, the State Board of Elections has been working with the local boards of elections to ensure that Maryland voters have the opportunity to participate fully in the election process,” said SBE Administrator Linda Lamone.

As previously reported on Conduit Street, the Court of Appeals of Maryland issued an order moving the 2022 primary election from June 28 to July 19. As a result, the deadline for filing certificates of candidacy, established under Election Law Article § 5-303, is extended to Friday, April 15, 2022, at 9:00 pm.

“We continue to work with the local boards to review any possible logistical issues resulting from the change to the election calendar, including the availability of early voting centers and election day polling places, recruitment of election judges for early voting and election day, and equipment allocation,” said Lamone.

Stay tuned to Conduit Street for more information.

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