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Presidential General Election

How to Vote

The 2020 Presidential General election will be conducted in person on Tuesday, November 3, with options to vote early, or by mail or drop box. Review sample ballots for the upcoming election.

Early Voting

Early voting begins Monday, October 26, 2020, through Monday, November 2, 2020. Early voting locations are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day during this period, including weekends. 

Baltimore County residents who are eligible to vote but not yet registered can register in person and vote at our early voting centers. Learn more about in-person registration and early voting from the Maryland State Board of Elections.

Vote by Mail

You can request your mail-in ballot online. Voting by mail is safe, secure and free. You will not need a stamp to return your ballot—the envelope will already have postage on it. Voters simply need to fill out their ballot, sign the oath on the envelope and place it back in the mail. Make sure your ballot is postmarked on or before Tuesday, November 3, 2020. For questions, email the Voter Absentee Department at

Vote by Drop Box

If you would like to drop off your voted ballot at a physical location instead of mailing it, please make use of our secure voted ballot drop boxes. Drop boxes are available 24 hours a day leading up to Election Day—Tuesday, November 3. The boxes will be locked and will not accept ballots after 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3. Drop boxes will be available outside of all Early Voting centers as well as the following locations:

Vote In Person

For those who are unable to mail in a ballot or would prefer to vote in person, the County will have 42 voting centers available on Election Day only. Social distancing guidelines will be enforced. 

Voting centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3.

Accessible Locations

Maryland voters who are elderly or disabled may apply for reassignment to an accessible polling place if their designated polling place is not accessible for the elderly or handicapped. The local board of elections will reassign the voter to a polling place that is accessible, where the voter may vote the ballot of his or her home precinct. The deadline to request a reassignment for the November 3 General Election has passed.


Live-Stream of Ballot Counting

Watch the live-stream ballot counting process beginning Monday, October 12 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.

Canvass Schedule

Contact Us

Board of Elections

11112 Gilroy Road
Suite 104
Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031


Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



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