October 21, 2020 Baltimore County
New Boxes to Supplement 13 Current Ballot Drop Boxes Across the County, Early Voting Begins Monday, October 26
Baltimore County today provided an update on the upcoming November 3 General Election, highlighting how residents can safely and securely cast their ballots by mail, ballot drop boxes, early voting or on Election Day.
Baltimore County Board of Elections received over 230,000 requests for mail-in ballots. Over 75,000 ballots have already been submitted and received by the Baltimore County Board of Elections. The Board is currently projecting an overall turnout of about 419,000 residents.
Baltimore County Adding Ballot Drop Box Locations
In early October, Baltimore County provided 13 secure ballot drop boxes: one at each Early Voting location as well as at the Board of Elections office and Hereford High School.
Due to high demand, the County is installing 31 additional secure ballot drop boxes that will be available by Friday, October 23, 2020.
All locations are available here (PDF).
Ballot drop boxes are under 24-hour security. Drop boxes will remain open until Election Day, November 3, at 8 p.m. Residents can drop their ballot at any location.
Two Food Distribution Sites Adjusted on Saturday, October 31
Due to early voting, two Baltimore County food distribution locations will be adjusted on Saturday, October 31.
Distribution normally provided at the Arbutus Community Center will be offered at Arbutus Middle School (5525 Shelbourne Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21227) and distribution normally provided at Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center will be offered at Watersedge Recreation Council (7894 Dundalk Avenue, Dundalk, Maryland 21222).
All regular locations will resume on Saturday, November 7.
Live-Stream Of Ballot Counting
Baltimore County residents can watch a live-stream of ballots being counted through November 13, Monday through Saturday, from 7:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. Please note canvass hours will vary by day and canvassing activity may end prior to 10 p.m.
To view the ballot canvass schedule and the live-stream video, residents can visit the Presidential General Election page.
Make A Plan To Vote
As a reminder, residents may submit their ballot by the following methods:
Drop your ballot at a ballot drop off box. A complete list of ballot drop box locations is available here (PDF). Ballot drop boxes will remain open until Election Day, November 3, at 8 p.m. Residents can drop their ballot at any location.
Mail your ballot. If you mail your completed ballot, make sure that the envelope is postmarked on or before general election day (November 3, 2020). Your voted ballot must be received by your local board of elections by 10 a.m. on November 13, 2020.
Voting in-person during Early Voting. Early Voting in Maryland will begin on Monday, October 26, 2020, through Monday, November 2, 2020; 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. A complete list of early voting locations can be found here (PDF). Residents wishing to vote early can vote at any early-voting location.
Voting in-person on Election Day. Baltimore County will operate 42 in-person voting sites on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. A complete list of Election Day voting locations can be found here (this is a Microsoft Excel document). Residents wishing to vote on Election Day can vote at any location.
For more information about the 2020 General Election, please visit the Maryland State Board of Elections website.