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Secure Ballot Boxes at 13 Sites Across the County Beginning First Week of October, County Providing $100 Pay Incentive for Chief and General Election Judges

Amid the evolving impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Maryland Speaker of the House Adrienne Jones (D-10, Baltimore County), and Katie Brown, Director of the Baltimore County Board of Elections, 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.

“Protecting the right to vote is fundamental to the strength and stability of our democracy. With less than 100 days until the General Election, we’re urging residents to make their plan to vote now,” said Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski. “We’re thankful for all our state and local partners who remain committed to ensuring that Baltimore County’s residents can vote safely and securely—so they can make their voices heard without compromising their health.”

Election Judge Recruitment

Like other jurisdictions across the state, Baltimore County has faced challenges with election judge recruitment. While the County has currently recruited all 1,500 election judges required to staff voting centers throughout Early Voting and on Election Day, local officials are continuing to recruit election judges from all parties to serve as substitute judges.

To ensure the County remains competitive amid that recruitment process, and in recognition of the challenging circumstances surrounding an election during a pandemic, County Executive Olszewski and Director Brown today announced the County is providing a $100 pay incentive to enhance existing pay rates for all election judges. To apply to be an election judge, please visit the Election Judges and Closers page.

“We’re working around the clock to ensure voting is safe and secure—no matter how you choose to cast your ballot,” Brown said. “Remember, to vote by mail, please request your ballot now. Beginning the first week of October, you can safely drop your ballot at any location. Our staff will continue to work with health officials to put proper safety measures in place to protect both your vote and health.”

"This is a vital moment in our history. Not only are we voting for the next President of the United States, but we do so during the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote,” said Speaker Jones. “It’s imperative that we do everything we can to make our voices heard and participate in the electoral process. The future of our communities are at stake. So, make sure you request your ballot now and make plans for you and your families to vote this fall.”

Voting By Mail

To date, the Baltimore County Board of Elections has received 65,592 requests for mail-in ballots. According to Boards of Elections officials, ballots will be in the mail beginning the first week of October.

The Board is currently projecting a turnout of 75 percent of registered voters—more than 419,000 residents.

Residents who receive their ballot by mail may submit their ballot by the following methods:

Hand deliver your ballot. You must deliver it to the local board of elections by 8 p.m. on November 3, 2020, or you may take it to an early voting center, an Election Day vote center, or a ballot drop off box, or a polling place before the polls close.

Mail your ballot. If you mail your voted 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.

Drop your ballot at a ballot drop off box. Voters will have an option to submit their ballots via ballot boxes that will be placed at 13 locations throughout the County.

Ballot Drop Boxes

Baltimore County is providing 13 secure ballot drop boxes, one at each of the 11 Early Voting locations and additional drop boxes at the Board of Elections office in Hunt Valley and at Hereford High School. Drop boxes will be under 24-hour security. Residents can drop their ballot at any location.

Beginning the first week of October, ballot drop-off boxes will be available at the following locations:

  • Arbutus Recreation Center: 865 Sulphur Spring Road, Halethorpe, Maryland 21227
  • Baltimore County Board of Elections, 11112 Gilroy Road, Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031
  • Hereford High School 17301 York Road, Parkton, Maryland 21120
  • Honeygo Run Community Center: 9033 Honeygo Boulevard, Perry Hall, Maryland 21128
  • Jacksonville Recreation Center at Sweet Air Park: 3605B Sweet Air Road, Jacksonville, Maryland 21131
  • Oregon Ridge Lodge: 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030
  • County Campus Metro Centre at Owings Mills: 10302 Grand Central Avenue, 3rd Floor, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117
  • Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center: 323 Sollers Point Road, Dundalk, Maryland 21222
  • Randallstown Community Center: 3505 Resource Drive, Randallstown, Maryland 21133
  • Reisterstown Senior Center at Hannah More Park: 12035 Reisterstown Road, Reisterstown, Maryland 21136
  • Towson University South Campus Pavilion: 1 Auburn Drive, Towson, Maryland 21252
  • Victory Villa Community Center: 404 Compass Road East, Middle River, Maryland 21220
  • Woodlawn Community Center: 2120 Gwynn Oak Avenue, Gwynn Oak, Maryland 21207

Early Voting Centers

Early Voting in Maryland has been extended and will now run from Monday, October 26, 2020, through Monday, November 2, 2020; 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Arbutus Recreation Center: 865 Sulphur Spring Road, Halethorpe, Maryland 21227
  • Honeygo Run Community Center: 9033 Honeygo Boulevard, Perry Hall, Maryland 21128
  • Jacksonville Recreation Center at Sweet Air Park: 3605B Sweet Air Road, Jacksonville, Maryland 21131
  • Oregon Ridge Lodge: 113401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030
  • County Campus Metro Centre at Owings Mills: 10302 Grand Central Avenue, 3rd Floor, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117
  • Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center: 323 Sollers Point Road, Dundalk, Maryland 21222
  • Randallstown Community Center: 3505 Resource Drive, Randallstown, Maryland 21133
  • Reisterstown Senior Center at Hannah More Park: 12035 Reisterstown Road, Reisterstown, Maryland 21136
  • Towson University South Campus Pavilion: 1 Auburn Drive, Towson, Maryland 21252
  • Victory Villa Community Center: 404 Compass Road East, Middle River, Maryland 21220
  • Woodlawn Community Center: 2120 Gwynn Oak Avenue, Gwynn Oak, Maryland 21207

Residents wishing to vote early can vote at any early-voting location.

Early Voting Centers and Ballot Drop Box Locations
 

General Election Voting Sites

Baltimore County will operate 42 in-person voting sites on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Arbutus Recreation Center: 865 Sulphur Spring Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21227
  • Catonsville High: 421 Bloomsbury Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21228
  • Catonsville Middle: 2301 Edmondson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21228
  • Chatsworth School: 222 New Avenue, Reisterstown, Maryland 21136
  • Chesapeake High: 1801 Turkey Point Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21221
  • Colgate Elementary: 401 51st Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21224
  • County Campus Metro Centre at Owings Mills: 10302 Grand Central Avenue, 3rd Floor, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117
  • Dulaney High: 255 Padonia Road, Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland 21093
  • Dundalk High: 1901 Delvale Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21222
  • Eastern Technical High: 1100 Mace Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21221
  • Franklin High: 12000 Reisterstown Road, Reisterstown, Maryland 21136
  • George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology: 938 York Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21204
  • Hereford High: 17301 York Road, Parkton, Maryland 21120
  • Honeygo Elementary: 4816 East Joppa Road, Perry Hall, Maryland 21128
  • Honeygo Run Community Center: 9033 Honeygo Boulevard, Perry Hall, Maryland 21128
  • Jacksonville Recreation Center at Sweet Air Park: 3605B Sweet Air Road, Jacksonville, Maryland 21131
  • Lansdowne Elementary: 2301 Alma Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21227
  • Loch Raven High: 1212 Cowpens Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21286
  • Milford Mill Academy: 3800 Washington Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21244
  • New Town High: 4931 New Town Boulevard, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117
  • Oregon Ridge Lodge: 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030
  • Orems Elementary: 711 High Villa Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21221
  • Overlea High: 5401 Kenwood Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21206
  • Owings Mills High: 124 Tollgate Road, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117
  • Parkville High: 2600 Putty Hill Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21234
  • Patapsco High: 8100 Wise Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21222
  • Perry Hall High: 4601 Ebenezer Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21236
  • Pikesville High: 7621 Labyrinth Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21208
  • Randallstown Community Center: 3605 Resource Drive, Randallstown, Maryland 21133
  • Randallstown High: 4000 Offutt Road, Randallstown, Maryland 21133
  • Red House Run Elementary: 1717 Weyburn Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21237
  • Reisterstown Senior Center at Hannah More Park: 12035 Reisterstown Road, Reisterstown, Maryland 21136
  • Seventh District Elementary: 20300 York Road, Parkton, Maryland 21120
  • Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center: 323 Sollers Point Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21222
  • Sparrows Point High: 7400 North Point Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21219
  • Towson High: 69 Cedar Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21286
  • Towson University South Campus Pavilion: 1 Auburn Drive, Towson, Maryland 21252
  • Victory Villa Community Center: 404 Compass Road East, Baltimore, Maryland 21220
  • Vincent Farms Elementary: 6019 Ebenezer Road, White Marsh, Maryland 21162
  • Western School of Technology: 100 Kenwood Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21228
  • Woodlawn Community Center: 2120 Gwynn Oak Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21207
  • Woodlawn High: 1801 Woodlawn Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21207

Residents wishing to vote on Election Day can vote at any location.

Election Day Polling Places
 

In the coming days, Baltimore County will release a map-based tool to allow residents to review voting locations and find the location closest to them.

The deadline to request a ballot by mail is October 20. To request your ballot, residents can visit the Maryland Board of Elections Mail-in Voting page.

For more information about the 2020 General Election, please visit the Maryland Board of Elections website.


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


How and when to register or change polling place

Important deadlines for the upcoming 2018 Gubernatorial General 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 9:00 pm on Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

To vote in the upcoming general 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 9:00 pm on Tuesday, October 16, 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.

Voter Registration, Address Change, Change 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/VoterSearch

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 9:00 pm on October 16, 2018, and a mailed application must be postmarked by October 16, 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 

Accessible Polling Places

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 9:00 pm on Tuesday, October 16, 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

Early Voting

The 2018 Gubernatorial General Election is 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 center(s) in their county of residence. Information about early voting centers and early voting in general is available at: elections.maryland.gov/voting/early_voting.html

For more information, voters may 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