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

The deadline to request a 2018 Primary Election absentee ballot for mail delivery is June 19, 2018. The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the Primary Election for online delivery is June 22, 2018.  Any registered voter in Maryland may request and vote by absentee ballot.

A voter who wishes to vote by absentee may request an absentee ballot:

(1) online for voters with a Maryland driver’s license or MVA-issued ID card;

(2) by submitting a signed application;

(3) by telephone;

(4) in writing; or

(5) 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 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Voters may also visit https://elections.maryland.gov/voting/absentee.html to request an absentee ballot online, to print an application, or for more information.

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

  • If the request is mailed, it must be received by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • If the request is submitted online or by email or fax, it must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 2018

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

  • If the request is mailed, it must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 2018
  • If the request is submitted online or by email or fax, it must be received by  11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 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.

The 2018 Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, and the 2018 General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  Voters can vote in person at the designated early voting center(s) in their county of residence.  Early voting locations, hours and additional election-related dates and information are available at: https://elections.maryland.gov/voting/early_voting.html   

  • Early voting dates:
    • Primary Election – June 14 through June 21
    • General Election – October 25 through November 1

For more information, please contact Baltimore County Board of Elections at 410.887.5700 or the State Board of Elections at 1.800.222.VOTE (8683) or https://elections.maryland.gov


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

The deadline to request a 2018 Primary Election absentee ballot for mail delivery is June 19, 2018.  The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the Primary Election for online delivery is June 22, 2018.  Any registered voter in Maryland may request and vote by absentee ballot.

A voter who wishes to vote by absentee may request an absentee ballot (1) online for voters with a Maryland driver’s license or MVA-issued ID card; (2) by submitting a signed application; (3) by telephone; (4) in writing; or (5) 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 and absentee ballot online, to print an application, or for more information.

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

  • If the request is mailed by 8:00 PM on Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • If the request is submitted online or by mail or fax by 11:59 PM on Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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

  • If the request is mailed by 5:00 PM on Friday, June 22, 2018
  • If the request is submitted online or by email or fax by 11:59 PM on Friday, June 22, 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.

Early Voting Option

The 2018 Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, and the 2018 General Elections will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  Starting the 2nd Thursday before the election through the Thursday before the election, voters may vote in person at a designated early voting center(s) 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, please contact Baltimore County Board of Elections at 410.887.5700 or the State Board of Elections at 1.800.222.VOTE (8683) or elections.maryland.gov


For the 2016 Presidential General Election, voters can vote in person or by absentee ballot.  To vote in person, voters who reside in Baltimore County can vote before election day at an early voting center in Baltimore County or on election day at the polling place for their residence in Baltimore County.  

Early Voting

Baltimore County voters may vote at any one of the nine early voting centers.  Early voting centers will be open for voting from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. from Thursday, October 27 through and including Thursday, November 3.  The best days to vote early to avoid delays are Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30. The early voting centers in Baltimore County are located at:

  • Arbutus Recreation Center – 865 Sulphur Spring Road, Halethorpe, MD 21227
  • Center for Maryland Agriculture and Farm Park, 1114 Shawan Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030
  • Honeygo Run Community Center – 9033 Honeygo Blvd., Perry Hall, MD 21128
  • Randallstown Community Center – 3505 Resource Drive, Randallstown, MD 21133
  • Reisterstown Senior Center – 12035 Reisterstown Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136
  • Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center – 323 Sollers Point Road, Dundalk, MD 21222
  • Towson University – 7720 York Road, Towson, MD 21252
  • Woodlawn Community Center – 2120 Gwynn Oak Avenue, Gwynn Oak, MD 21207
  • Victory Villa Community Center – 404 E Compass Road, Middle River, MD 21220 

Addresses of all of the early voting centers are available at www.elections.maryland.gov/voting/early_voting.html.

Election Day Voting

Voters who prefer to vote on election day can vote on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.  On election day, polling places will be open for voting from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. To avoid delays, voters should try to vote between the hours of 10:00 a.m .and 4:00 p.m. 

On election day, Baltimore County voters should vote at their assigned polling place. Voters can find their assigned polling place by looking at the voter notification card they received from the Baltimore County Board of Elections or by clicking the Find your Polling Place link at www.elections.maryland.gov

Voters who have moved, but have not updated their address with the Baltimore County Board of Elections, should search for the polling place for their new address or contact the Baltimore County Board of Elections.  It is important for voters to vote in the polling place for their new address because only those contests for which voters are eligible to vote will be counted. 

How Do I Vote? 

There is a new paper-based voting system in Maryland. Voters will now cast votes by marking and scanning paper ballots. Most voters will use pens to mark paper ballots by hand. There will be an accessible device for voters who need help reading or marking a ballot.

All voters will insert their marked paper ballots into a scanner. Instructions will be available to help voters familiarize themselves with the ballot and how to vote. Voters may also ask an election judge to explain how to vote on the voting system, but a voter must vote alone, unless the voter is unable to do so because of disability, inability to write, or inability to read the ballot. 

For absentee and provisional voting, voters are issued a paper ballot. Absentee voters who choose to receive their ballot electronically, print their own paper ballot to mark by hand or use the online ballot marking tool to mark and print the ballot. To mark a ballot by hand, voters fill in the ovals next to the candidates or ballot question responses for which they want to vote. At the Baltimore County Board of Elections, the ballot is fed into a scanner which reads and tabulates the selections made by voters.  

All provisional ballots and absentee ballots are reviewed in a public meeting after the election and counted or rejected according to State law and regulation. 

How Can I Get an Absentee Ballot? 

Voters may request to receive their absentee ballot by mail, electronically, or by fax.

Visit www.elections.maryland.gov/voting/absentee.html to request an absentee ballot. The deadline to request a mailed absentee ballot is Tuesday, November 1, 2016.  The deadline to request an electronic absentee ballot is Friday, November 4, 2016.  Voters who request an electronic absentee ballot will be notified by email that their ballot is ready for download, then instructed to enter unique identifying information before printing their ballot, voting instructions, and return envelope template. 

If a Baltimore County voter misses the above deadlines but still wants to vote by absentee ballot, the voter or the voter’s agent must apply in person at the Baltimore County Board of Elections before 8:00 p.m. on election day. Visit www.elections.maryland.gov/voting/absentee.html for more information. 

Voted absentee ballots may be delivered to the Baltimore County Board of Elections by 8:00 p.m. on election day or mailed on or before election day and received by the local board by Friday, November 18, 2016.  All absentee ballots are reviewed, regardless of whether or not the absentee ballots will impact the outcome of an election. 

What is a Provisional Ballot? 

A provisional ballot is a safeguard to ensure that individuals who believe they are registered and eligible to vote are able to vote. Voters required to vote by provisional ballot will be asked to complete a provisional ballot application and then issued a paper ballot.  It is important that voters complete the entire provisional ballot application because the information on the application is used to determine whether the provisional ballot will be counted. 

All provisional ballot applications are reviewed, regardless of whether or not the provisional ballots impact the outcome of an election.  A provisional ballot will only be counted after the Baltimore County Board of Elections has reviewed the provisional ballot application and determined that the individual is in fact registered and eligible to vote the provisional ballot.  Additional information about provisional voting is available at www.elections.maryland.gov/voting/provisional_voting.html.

More information

Voters can visit www.elections.maryland.gov/elections/2016/index.html for more 2016 election information or contact the Baltimore County Board of Elections at 410-887-5700 or the State Board of Elections at 1-800-222-VOTE (8683).

 

 


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017