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Important Election Information for the 2018 General Election

For the 2018 General Election, voters can vote in person or by absentee ballot. To vote in person, voters who reside in Baltimore County may vote before election day at a designated early voting center in Baltimore County or on election day at the polling place for their residence in Baltimore County.

Early Voting

Early voting centers will be open for voting from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm from Thursday, October 25 through and including Thursday, November 1. 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

Baltimore County voters may vote at any one of the designated early voting centers.  A list of early voting locations can be found at: elections.maryland.gov/voting/documents/2018_Early_Voting_Centers_web.pdf

Election Day Voting

Voters who prefer to vote on election day can vote on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  On election day, polling places will be open for voting from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. To avoid delays, voters should try to vote between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Where Do I Vote?

During early voting, Baltimore County voters should vote at a designated early voting center in Baltimore County. Centers are located at accessible facilities with adequate parking and within a convenient driving distance for most voters in the county. Information about early voting centers and early voting in general is available at: elections.maryland.gov/voting/early_voting.html

On election day, Baltimore County voters should vote at their assigned polling place. Voters can find their assigned precinct 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 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?

Maryland elections are conducted with a paper-based voting system. Voters will cast votes by marking and scanning paper ballots. Most voters will use a pen to mark a paper ballot by hand and voters unable to mark a ballot by hand will use a ballot marking device. 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. Voters fill in the oval next to each candidate and ballot question response they select. An online ballot marking tool is also available. Using the tool, voters mark their ballot using their computer, then print their paper ballot and return it by mail. At the Baltimore County Board of Elections, absentee ballots are fed into a scanning unit 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 elections.maryland.gov/voting/absentee.html to request an absentee ballot.

The deadline to request a mailed or faxed absentee ballot is Tuesday, October 30, 2018. The deadline to request an electronic absentee ballot is Friday, November 2, 2018. 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 pm on election day.  Visit 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 pm on election day, November 6, 2018, or mailed on or before election day and received by the local board by Friday, November 16, 2018.

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: elections.maryland.gov/voting/provisional_voting.html

Voters can visit elections.maryland.gov/elections/2018/index.html for more 2018 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).


What you need to register to vote or change your address during early voting

Eligible Maryland residents can register to vote and registered voters can make address changes during early voting. If all the requirements are met, the voter can complete or update their registration, then mark and tabulate their 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 the 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 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Thursday, October 25 through Thursday, November 1, 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 General Election will start Thursday, October 25 and continue through Thursday, November 1. According to prior voting patterns, the best days to avoid delays will be Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28.  For more information about early voting, visit www.elections.maryland.gov/voting/early_voting.html

Election day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

For more information, voters may contact the Baltimore County Board of Elections at 410-887-5700 or visit www.elections.maryland.gov


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


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017