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Register and Request a Ballot Today

If you live in Congressional District 7 and have not registered to vote, you have until 11:59 p.m. today to register and request a ballot be sent to you electronically.

The special election for Maryland’s Congressional District 7 (CD 7) to fill the House of Representatives vacancy is a vote-by-mail election with limited in-person voting on election day. All registered voters in CD 7 received a ballot in the mail at the address in their voter registration record.

To receive a ballot electronically, residents in CD 7 who are eligible to vote but are not yet registered, including 17-year-olds who will be 18 on or before the April 28, 2020 Special General Election, should register. This is also the last day for registered voters who want to receive a ballot electronically to update their address.    

Residents with a Maryland driver’s license or MVA-issued ID may register to vote or change their address online. We strongly encourage voters to verify if the address in their voter registration is correct.

Voters and members of the military, their spouses, and dependents who are overseas and who do not have a Maryland driver’s license or MVA-issued ID, may also register or change their address online using different identifying information. 

Due to the spread of COVID-19, paper voter registration applications must be sent to the local Board of Elections by mail, postmarked no later than April 24.  

Eligible voters will receive an email with information on how to get the ballot. A voter may wish to use the accessible online ballot marking tool to mark the ballot.

In-Person Voting

The 2020 Special General Election for CD 7 will be held on Tuesday, April 28. This is a vote-by-mail election with one in-person voting location in Baltimore County:

Martin’s West
6817 Dogwood Road
Windsor Mill, Maryland 21244
Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

More Information

For more information, voters may contact the State Board of Elections at 1-800-222-VOTE (8683).


Case-by-Case Decisions on Future Town Hall Meetings

Baltimore County released the following update regarding tonight's scheduled District 4 Town Hall at Owings Mills High School:

Baltimore County is continuing communication across County government and the Maryland Department of Health to prepare for any necessary response to COVID-19.

Tonight's scheduled town hall meeting at Owings Mills High School will be held as planned. Decisions on future town hall meetings will be made on a case-by-case basis.

We encourage all residents to continue following common-sense health practices by washing hands, covering coughs and staying home if you are sick. If residents have concerns about COVID-19 or if you are at an increased risk from the virus, refer to the CDC’s guidance regarding prevention.

Share Your Input

For residents unable to attend, Baltimore County will continue to livestream events on Facebook and Twitter. Baltimore County has also released a new online survey to provide residents with another opportunity to provide input on budget priorities. Residents can also email their priorities to JohnnyO@baltimorecountymd.gov.


How to Request and Vote by Absentee Ballot

The State of Maryland has declared a special election for Maryland’s Congressional District 7 to fill the House of Representatives vacancy.

The deadline to request a 2020 Special Primary Election absentee ballot for mail delivery is Tuesday, January 28.

The deadline to request a Special Primary Election absentee ballot for online delivery is Friday, January 31.

Any voter registered as Democrat or Republican in Maryland’s Congressional District 7 may request and vote by absentee ballot, either:

  • Online: Voters with a Maryland driver’s license or MVA-issued ID card can request an absentee ballot online or print an application. If a voter wishes to receive an absentee ballot online, the Baltimore County Board of Elections must receive a completed absentee ballot application either:
    • ​Submitted by mail by 5 p.m. on Friday, January 31
    • Submitted online, by email or fax by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 31
  • By mail: If a voter wishes to receive an absentee ballot by mail, the Board of Elections must receive a completed absentee ballot application either:
    • Submitted by mail by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28
    • Submitted online, by email or fax by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28
  • By submitting a signed application
  • By telephone: Call the Board of Elections at 410-887-5700.
  • In writing
  • In person: Visit the Board of Elections at 11112 Gilroy Road, Suite 104 in Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Note: If a voter misses the applicable deadline, the absentee ballot request must be made in person at the Baltimore County Board of Elections.

Find Your Congressional District

Only voters registered as Democrat or Republican in Congressional District 7 can vote in the 2020 Special Primary Election. Voters can find their Congressional District online or check to see if they are registered in Congressional District 7.

More Information

The 2020 Special Primary Election for Congressional District 7 will be held on Tuesday, February 4. There will be no early voting for the Special Primary Election. Voters can vote by mailing their absentee ballot to their local Board of Elections or by visiting their polling place on the Special Primary’s election day.

For more information about the Special Primary Election, contact the Baltimore County Board of Elections at 410-887-5700 or contact the State Board of Elections at 1-800-222-VOTE (8683).


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017