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How to Request and Vote by Absentee Ballot

The State of Maryland has declared a special election for Maryland’s Congressional District 7 to fill the House of Representatives vacancy.

The deadline to request a 2020 Special Primary Election absentee ballot for mail delivery is Tuesday, January 28.

The deadline to request a Special Primary Election absentee ballot for online delivery is Friday, January 31.

Any voter registered as Democrat or Republican in Maryland’s Congressional District 7 may request and vote by absentee ballot, either:

  • Online: Voters with a Maryland driver’s license or MVA-issued ID card can request an absentee ballot online or print an application. If a voter wishes to receive an absentee ballot online, the Baltimore County Board of Elections must receive a completed absentee ballot application either:
    • ​Submitted by mail by 5 p.m. on Friday, January 31
    • Submitted online, by email or fax by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 31
  • By mail: If a voter wishes to receive an absentee ballot by mail, the Board of Elections must receive a completed absentee ballot application either:
    • Submitted by mail by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28
    • Submitted online, by email or fax by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28
  • By submitting a signed application
  • By telephone: Call the Board of Elections at 410-887-5700.
  • In writing
  • In person: Visit the Board of Elections at 11112 Gilroy Road, Suite 104 in Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Note: If a voter misses the applicable deadline, the absentee ballot request must be made in person at the Baltimore County Board of Elections.

Find Your Congressional District

Only voters registered as Democrat or Republican in Congressional District 7 can vote in the 2020 Special Primary Election. Voters can find their Congressional District online or check to see if they are registered in Congressional District 7.

More Information

The 2020 Special Primary Election for Congressional District 7 will be held on Tuesday, February 4. There will be no early voting for the Special Primary Election. Voters can vote by mailing their absentee ballot to their local Board of Elections or by visiting their polling place on the Special Primary’s election day.

For more information about the Special Primary Election, contact the Baltimore County Board of Elections at 410-887-5700 or contact the State Board of Elections at 1-800-222-VOTE (8683).

by Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler

I know, Election Day is Tuesday, November 6. But with early voting, you can exercise your right to vote in Maryland’s general election from October 25 through November 1. This video shares my thoughts on the right to vote, our most sacred of civic responsibilities.   

Go out early and vote today. 

Think of the hundreds of thousands of people in our nation’s history who have died to protect the right to vote.

Go out early and vote today. 

What if it rains November 6? Or you have car trouble. Or you or your child are sick?

Go out early and vote today. 

Regardless of your political affiliation, now is the time.

Not registered yet? Same day registration or address changes are available during early voting. Same day registration is not available on Election Day.

Go Out Early and Vote Today Tip

Early voting for the 2018 Maryland General Election runs Thursday, October 25 through Thursday, November 1, from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, every day, weekends included.

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

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018. It’s a good day to vote. But if you take advantage of early voting, Election Day can be today.

Maryland General Election Early Voting

Thursday, October 25 – Thursday, November 1, 2018

10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Early Voting Locations in Baltimore County




Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center

323 Sollers Point Road

Dundalk, Maryland 21222


Victory Villa Community Center

404 E Compass Road

Middle River, Maryland 21220




Honeygo Run Community Center

9033 Honeygo Boulevard

Perry Hall, Maryland 21128


Jacksonville Recreation Center at Sweet Air Park

3605 B Sweet Air Road

Jacksonville, Maryland 21131




Center for Maryland Agriculture and Farm Park

1114 Shawan Road

Cockeysville, Maryland 21030


Towson University Administration Building

7720 York Road

Towson, Maryland 21252




County Campus Metro Centre at Owings Mills

10302 Grand Central Avenue

Owings Mills, Maryland 21117


Randallstown Community Center

3505 Resource Drive

Randallstown, Maryland 21133


Reisterstown Senior Center at Hannah More Campus

12035 Reisterstown Road

Reisterstown, Maryland 21136




Arbutus Recreation Center

865 Sulphur Spring Road

Halethorpe, Maryland 21227


Woodlawn Community Center

2120 Gwynn Oak Avenue

Gwynn Oak, Maryland 21207

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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

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: 

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:

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:

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:

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

Revised October 16, 2020               
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