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Date: Oct 1, 2018

Absentee Ballots May be Requested by Mail, Phone, Online and In Person

Any registered voter in Maryland may request and vote by absentee ballot. The deadline to request a 2018 General Election absentee ballot for mail delivery is Tuesday, October 30, 2018. The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the General Election for internet delivery is Friday, November 2, 2018.

A voter who wishes to vote by absentee may request an absentee ballot in several ways: online for voters with a Maryland driver’s license or MVA-issued ID card; by submitting a signed application; by telephone; in writing; or in person at the Baltimore County Board of Elections.

To request an absentee ballot application from the Baltimore County Board of Elections, call 410-887-5700 or visit the office at 11112 Gilroy Road, Suite 104, Hunt Valley, MD 21031 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.  Voters may also visit elections.maryland.gov/voting/absentee.html to request an absentee ballot online, to print an application, or for more information.

To Receive Absentee Ballot by Mail

If a voter wishes to receive an absentee ballot by mail, the Baltimore County Board of Elections must receive a completed absentee ballot application by these deadlines:

  • If the request is mailed, by 8:00 pm on Tuesday, October 30, 2018
  • If the request is submitted online, by email or by fax, it must be received by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, October 30, 2018

To Receive Absentee Ballot by Internet

If a voter wishes to receive an absentee ballot by internet delivery, the Baltimore County Board of Elections must receive a completed absentee ballot application by these deadlines:

  • If the request is mailed, by 5:00 pm on Friday, November 2, 2018
  • If the request is submitted online or by email or by fax, it must be received by 11:59 pm on Friday, November 2, 2018

If a voter misses the application deadline, the absentee ballot request must be made in person at the Baltimore County Board of Elections at 11112 Gilroy Road, Suite 104, Hunt Valley, MD 21031.

2018 Gubernatorial General Election and Early Voting

The 2018 Gubernatorial General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Starting Thursday, October 25, through and including Thursday, November 1, voters may vote in person between 10:00 am and 8:00 pm at the designated early voting centers in their county of residence.

Early voting locations and hours and additional election-related information and dates are available at elections.maryland.gov/voting/early_voting.html.

For more information, contact the Baltimore County Board of Elections at 410-887-5700 or the State Board of Elections at 1-800-222-VOTE (8683) or visit elections.maryland.gov


Southwest Area Park Facility Now Open for City and County Pet Owners

County Executive Don Mohler announced today that residents of Baltimore City may now bring their pets to the Southwest Area Park Animal Services facility in Baltimore Highlands to take advantage of low-cost spay/neuter packages that promote healthy pets and safe communities.

“We have made incredible progress in upgrading Animal Services and reducing the population of stray animals in our communities, and we are happy to share with our City neighbors this valuable public service that enhances the health and safety of their pets and our neighborhoods,” Mohler said.  

The County offers low-cost spay/neuter packages at three locations around the County and has altered some 23,000 animals since opening it first on-site surgical suite in the Fall of 2013, including more than 6,000 so far this year. This is a significant accomplishment that advances the public health goal of reducing the population of homeless animals throughout Baltimore County.

Before the County began performing spay/neuter surgeries on shelter animals in the Fall of 2013 at its main facility in Baldwin, people who adopted pets from the County’s animal shelter were provided with vouchers to help offset the cost of having their animal altered elsewhere.

“This is a wonderful regional approach to combatting the issues of stray and unvaccinated cats and dogs,” said County Council Chair Julian E. Jones, Jr.

Facilities in Dundalk, Baldwin and Baltimore Highlands offer Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Services for Domestic Cats and Dogs

All three of the County’s Animal Services locations offer spay/neuter services for cats and dogs for the low cost of $20 for County residents, by appointment only. The Southwest Area Park location also includes Baltimore City pets. To encourage responsible pet ownership and decrease overpopulation of unwanted animals, this program includes:

  • Spay/neuter procedure
  • First distemper and rabies shots
  • Deworming
  • A County license
  • Microchip

“Stray dogs and cats don’t know about jurisdictional boundaries and my staff and I excited to expand to better serve pet owners and their animals,” said the County’s Director of Animal Services, Melissa Jones, V.M.D. She added that the included microchipping service is key to ensuring that lost animals can be returned to their owners.

More information, including animal restrictions and appointment scheduling is available on the County’s website at www.baltimorecountymd.gov/spayneuter.

Appointments are available now at the new Spay/Neuter Center located at 7702 Dunmanway in Dundalk, at the Southwest Area Park location, located at 3941 Klunk Drive in Baltimore Highlands, and at the County’s main Animal Services location, 13800 Manor Road in Baldwin. Advance payment by debit or credit card is required. No payment of any type is accepted at the facility.


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017