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When and What Will be Canvassed

At 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 5, the Baltimore County Board of Canvassers will start its canvass of provisional ballots cast in the 2018 Primary Election. At this time, the Board of Canvassers expects to canvass Republican provisional ballots.  The remaining provisional ballots are expected to be counted at a public meeting later this week or the week of July 9, 2018.  

Maryland's election law allows candidates to challenge a decision to count or reject a provisional ballot.  In response to a request from a Democratic candidate for County Executive, the Baltimore County Board of Elections will provide access to the information the office uses to review each provisional ballot application.  This review process will provide the interested campaigns with the information they need to determine what, if any, provisional ballot applications determinations they may want to challenge.  

This review process will start after the Republican provisional ballots have been counted on July 5, 2018.  Two individuals from each Democratic candidate for County Executive may attend this review.  Depending on how many provisional ballot applications the campaigns would like to review, this review may continue into Friday, July 6 and the week of July 9, 2018.  The canvass of the provisional ballot applications under review will occur at the end of the review.   

The mission of the Baltimore County Board of Elections is to conduct fair elections and provide accurate results.  As a result of the increased number of provisional ballots cast in the 2018 Primary Election and the closeness of the Democratic nomination for County Executive, results from this election may take longer than expected but they will be accurate and considered in a way that is fair to all candidates.   

For more information, please contact Baltimore County Board of Elections at 410.887.5700.


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.


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


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017