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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


Voters Can Register to Vote the Same Day and Change their Address

(Posted at the request of the Baltimore County Board of Elections)

Eligible Maryland residents can register to vote and registered voters can make address changes during early voting.  If all of the requirements are met, the voter can complete or update their registration, mark, and tabulate his or her ballot at an early voting center. 

To register and vote during early voting in Baltimore County, an individual must be eligible to vote in Maryland and be a resident of Baltimore County. They can go to any early voting center in Baltimore County and bring a document proving residency.  The documents that prove residency are a Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) issued driver’s license, ID card, or change of address card, or a paycheck, bank statement, utility bill, or other government document with individual’s name and current address.

If a voter is registered but has moved, election officials can process this change at any early voting center in Baltimore County. 

There are 11 early voting centers in Baltimore County, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 14 through Thursday, June 21 (including Saturday and Sunday). There is at least one early voting center in every county, and 12 counties have more than one center. Baltimore County’s early voting centers are accessible, with adequate parking and within a convenient driving distance for most voters in the county. 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
  • County Campus Metro Centre at Owings Mills – 10302 Grand Central Avenue, Owings Mills, MD 21117
  • Honeygo Run Community Center – 9033 Honeygo Blvd., Perry Hall, MD 21128
  • Jacksonville Recreation Center at Sweet Air Park – 3605 B Sweet Air Road, Jacksonville, MD 21131
  • 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 Administrative Building – 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

The same day registration or address change process is only available during early voting.  It will not be available on Election Day.  Party or name changes cannot be processed during early voting or Election Day. 

Early voting for the 2018 Primary Election will start Thursday, June 14 and continue through Thursday, June 21.  According to prior voting patterns, the best days to avoid delays will be Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17.  For more information about early voting, visit: https://elections.maryland.gov/voting/early_voting.html.  Election Day is Tuesday, June 26, 2018. 

For more information, voters may contact the Baltimore County Board of Elections at 410.887.5700 or visit: elections.maryland.gov


How and When to Register or Change Polling Place

(Posted at the request of the Baltimore County Board of Elections)

Important deadlines for the upcoming 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election are approaching. The deadline to register to vote, change party affiliation, update an address, and request an alternate polling place for this election is 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2018

To vote in the upcoming primary election, Maryland residents who are eligible to vote but are not yet registered – including 17-year-olds who will be 18 years old on or before the November 6 General Election – must register by 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.  This is also the last day for registered voters to update their address with their local board of elections or change their party affiliation. 

Baltimore County residents with a Maryland driver’s license or MVA-issued ID may register to vote, change their address, or change their party affiliation online at voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/OnlineVoterRegistration

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 or party affiliation online using different identifying information. 

Paper voter registration applications must be hand-delivered or mailed to the Baltimore County Board of Elections, 11112 Gilroy Road, Suite 104, Hunt Valley, MD 21031. A hand-delivered application must be received by the Baltimore County Board of Elections by 9p.m. on June 5, 2018, and a mailed application must be postmarked by June 5, 2018. 

Voter registration applications are available throughout Maryland at the following locations:

  • Division of Rehabilitation Services
  • Local boards of elections
  • Local Department of Social Services offices
  • Marriage license bureaus
  • Motor Vehicle Administration offices
  • Offices on Aging
  • Post offices
  • Public institutions of higher education
  • Public libraries
  • Recruitment offices of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • State Board of Elections
  • State Department of Health offices
  • The MTA Paratransit Certification office

You may also call 1-800-222-8683 to request an application by mail or download and print a voter registration application at: elections.maryland.gov/voter_registration/application.html  

Most of Maryland’s polling places are accessible to voters with disabilities.  An elderly voter or a voter with a disability who is assigned to an inaccessible polling place may ask to be reassigned to an accessible polling place.  This request must be submitted in writing by 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.  The request form is available online at elections.maryland.gov/pdf/request_for_accessible_polling_place.pdf

Voters can also call 1-800-222-8683 to request a form by mail.  On receipt of a timely request, the Baltimore County Board of Elections will review the request and determine whether there is an accessible polling place with the same ballot as the voter’s home precinct and notify the voter of the status of his or her request.  

To verify voter registration status or to find out if an assigned polling place is accessible, voters may visit: voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/VoterSearch.

The 2018 Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, and the General Election is Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  Voters can vote in person at the designated early voting center(s) in their county of residence.  Early voting locations and hours and additional election-related dates and information are available at: 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, voters may contact the Baltimore County Board of Election at 410.887.5700 or the State Board of Elections at 1-800-222-VOTE (8683) or visit elections.maryland.gov.


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017