The Maryland State Board of Elections (SBE) has confirmed that all 281 ballot drop boxes slated for use in the 2022 General Election have been installed and are currently available. A complete list of the ballot box locations is available online (in Spanish).
Voters who have not yet requested a mail-in ballot but would like to do so are encouraged to submit their request as soon as possible. The deadline to request a mail-in ballot sent via the US Postal Service is November 1. The deadline to request a link to download a ballot is on November 4.
In addition to returning mail-in ballots via the US Postal Service, voters can cast their properly completed mail-in ballots at any official ballot drop box in the county where they reside.
As previously reported on Conduit Street, last week, the Maryland Court of Appeals affirmed a Circuit Court of Montgomery County ruling allowing local boards of elections can start processing and tabulating mail-in ballots for the November election before the polls close on election day — which is essential for reporting timely results.
Voters can request a mail-in ballot online by completing and returning an application (in Spanish) or in person at their local board of elections. In addition, voters who want to receive a mail-in ballot for all future elections can sign up for the permanent mail-in ballot list when they request a mail-in ballot.
Once a voter is on this list, elections officials will send a mail-in ballot for each future election in which an individual is eligible to vote. As such, voters opting for this list will not have to submit a mail-in ballot request for subsequent elections.
Eligible Marylanders may register to vote in advance of the November 8 election using SBE’s online application page or by completing an application at their local board of elections. The advance deadline to register to vote is October 18.
Voters should also ensure their registration information is up to date by October 18. Voters can review and update their registration information online. Voters can also complete an application (in Spanish) and return it to their local board of elections.
Early voting for the 2022 General Election is available Thursday, October 27, through Thursday, November 3. Early voting centers will open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. SBE encourages voters to review the final list of early voting centers posted here (in Spanish). Some of the early voting center locations changed following July’s Primary Election.
Marylanders interested in serving as election judges can complete SBE’s online interest form. Residents can also contact their local board of elections for more information on serving as an election judge.
Stay tuned to Conduit Street for more information.