Prince George’s Debuts 2022 Proud to Vote Kit

The Prince George’s County Board of Elections is debuting its 2022 PROUD TO VOTE Toolkit ahead of the 2022 Maryland Gubernatorial Primary Election. This toolkit aims to increase voter turnout by reaching all eligible voters and getting messaging to every generation – the Greatest, the Silent, Boomers, Generation Z, Millennials, and Zoomers – so that they are aware of redistricting, polling place, and election date changes.

“We are excited about this toolkit. It is inclusive with messaging to everybody,” said Alisha L. Alexander, Elections Administrator. The PROUD TO VOTE Toolkit features messaging and infographics in English and Spanish.

This election cycle has different county, legislative, congressional, and school board districts. Redistricting information is readily accessible through a GIS Story Map we developed for existing and new County voters.”

“We also want voters to know that Maryland has a closed primary. This means that only registered Democrats and Republicans can vote in the primary election unless there is a nonpartisan race in the voter’s district,” adds Daneen M. Banks, Deputy Administrator.

The State Board of Elections recently mailed roughly 600,000 mail-in ballot request forms to newly registered Republicans, Democrats, and third-party and independent voters who can vote in the upcoming primary election. These request forms will also begin arriving in mailboxes this week.

Voters must request a mail-in ballot from the State Board of Elections or their local board. Requests for a mail-in ballot for the Primary Election are due no later than July 12, 2022.

Voters must postmark mail-in ballots no later than the date of the Primary Election – July 19.

In addition to submitting mail-in ballots through the United States Postal Service, voters can return their mail-in ballots using an official ballot box in their county. A complete list of ballot box locations is available online. Voters can use ballot boxes beginning today until July 19 at 8:00 pm.

Voters who prefer to cast their ballots in person may do so during eight days of early voting or on July 19. Early voting runs from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm beginning Thursday, July 7 and continuing through Thursday, July 14. In addition, voters can vote early at any early voting center in the county in which they live. A complete list of early voting centers for the Primary Election is available here.

Voters wishing to vote in person on Election Day – July 19 – should confirm their polling place online.

The deadline to register to vote in the 2022 Primary Election is Tuesday, June 28.

Visit the Prince George’s County Board of Elections website for more information.

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