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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.


Important Election Information for the 2018 General Election

For the 2018 General Election, voters can vote in person or by absentee ballot. To vote in person, voters who reside in Baltimore County may vote before election day at a designated early voting center in Baltimore County or on election day at the polling place for their residence in Baltimore County.

Early Voting

Early voting centers will be open for voting from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm from Thursday, October 25 through and including Thursday, November 1. The early voting centers in Baltimore County are located at:

  • Arbutus Recreation Center – 865 Sulphur Spring Road, Halethorpe, MD 21227
  • Center for Maryland Agriculture and Farm Park – 1114 Shawan Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030
  • County Campus Metro Centre at Owings Mills – 10302 Grand Central Avenue, Owings Mills, MD 21117
  • Honeygo Run Community Center – 9033 Honeygo Blvd., Perry Hall, MD 21128
  • Jacksonville Recreation Center at Sweet Air Park – 3605 B Sweet Air Road, Jacksonville, MD 21131
  • Randallstown Community Center – 3505 Resource Drive, Randallstown, MD 21133
  • Reisterstown Senior Center – 12035 Reisterstown Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136
  • Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center – 323 Sollers Point Road, Dundalk, MD 21222
  • Towson University Administrative Building – 7720 York Road, Towson, MD 21252
  • Woodlawn Community Center – 2120 Gwynn Oak Avenue, Gwynn Oak, MD 21207
  • Victory Villa Community Center – 404 E Compass Road, Middle River, MD 21220

Baltimore County voters may vote at any one of the designated early voting centers.  A list of early voting locations can be found at: elections.maryland.gov/voting/documents/2018_Early_Voting_Centers_web.pdf

Election Day Voting

Voters who prefer to vote on election day can vote on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  On election day, polling places will be open for voting from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. To avoid delays, voters should try to vote between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Where Do I Vote?

During early voting, Baltimore County voters should vote at a designated early voting center in Baltimore County. Centers are located at accessible facilities with adequate parking and within a convenient driving distance for most voters in the county. Information about early voting centers and early voting in general is available at: elections.maryland.gov/voting/early_voting.html

On election day, Baltimore County voters should vote at their assigned polling place. County voters can find their voting location by entering their address into the County’s Where Do I Vote tool. Voters can find their assigned precinct by looking at the voter notification card they received from the Baltimore County Board of Elections or by clicking the Find Your Polling Place link at elections.maryland.gov. Voters who have moved but have not updated their address with the Baltimore County Board of Elections should search for the polling place for their new address or contact the Baltimore County Board of Elections. It is important for voters to vote in the polling place for their new address, because only those contests for which voters are eligible to vote will be counted.

How Do I Vote?

Maryland elections are conducted with a paper-based voting system. Voters will cast votes by marking and scanning paper ballots. Most voters will use a pen to mark a paper ballot by hand and voters unable to mark a ballot by hand will use a ballot marking device. All voters will insert their marked paper ballots into a scanner. Instructions will be available to help voters familiarize themselves with the ballot and how to vote. Voters may also ask an election judge to explain how to vote on the voting system, but a voter must vote alone, unless the voter is unable to do so because of disability, inability to write, or inability to read the ballot.

For absentee and provisional voting, voters are issued a paper ballot. Absentee voters who choose to receive their ballot electronically print their own paper ballot to mark by hand. Voters fill in the oval next to each candidate and ballot question response they select. An online ballot marking tool is also available. Using the tool, voters mark their ballot using their computer, then print their paper ballot and return it by mail. At the Baltimore County Board of Elections, absentee ballots are fed into a scanning unit which reads and tabulates the selections made by voters.

All provisional ballots and absentee ballots are reviewed in a public meeting after the election and counted or rejected according to State law and regulation.

How Can I Get an Absentee Ballot?

Voters may request to receive their absentee ballot by mail, electronically, or by fax. Visit elections.maryland.gov/voting/absentee.html to request an absentee ballot.

The deadline to request a mailed or faxed absentee ballot is Tuesday, October 30, 2018. The deadline to request an electronic absentee ballot is Friday, November 2, 2018. Voters who request an electronic absentee ballot will be notified by email that their ballot is ready for download, then instructed to enter unique identifying information before printing their ballot, voting instructions, and return envelope template.

If a Baltimore County voter misses the above deadlines but still wants to vote by absentee ballot, the voter or the voter’s agent must apply in person at the Baltimore County Board of Elections before 8:00 pm on election day.  Visit elections.maryland.gov/voting/absentee.html for more information.

Voted absentee ballots may be delivered to the Baltimore County Board of Elections by 8:00 pm on election day, November 6, 2018, or mailed on or before election day and received by the local board by Friday, November 16, 2018.

All absentee ballots are reviewed, regardless of whether or not the absentee ballots will impact the outcome of an election.

What is a Provisional Ballot?

A provisional ballot is a safeguard to ensure that individuals who believe they are registered and eligible to vote are able to vote. Voters required to vote by provisional ballot will be asked to complete a provisional ballot application, and then issued a paper ballot. It is important that voters complete the entire provisional ballot application because the information on the application is used to determine whether the provisional ballot will be counted.

All provisional ballot applications are reviewed, regardless of whether or not the provisional ballots impact the outcome of an election. A provisional ballot will only be counted after the Baltimore County Board of Elections has reviewed the provisional ballot application and determined that the individual is in fact registered and eligible to vote the provisional ballot. Additional information about provisional voting is available at: elections.maryland.gov/voting/provisional_voting.html

Voters can visit elections.maryland.gov/elections/2018/index.html for more 2018 election information or contact the Baltimore County Board of Elections at 410-887-5700 or the State Board of Elections at 1-800-222-VOTE (8683).


What you need to register to vote or change your address during early voting

Eligible Maryland residents can register to vote and registered voters can make address changes during early voting. If all the requirements are met, the voter can complete or update their registration, then mark and tabulate their ballot at an early voting center.

To register and vote during early voting in Baltimore County, an individual must be eligible to vote in Maryland and be a resident of Baltimore County. They can go to any early voting center in Baltimore County and bring a document proving residency. The documents that prove residency are a Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) issued driver’s license, ID card, or change of address card, or a paycheck, bank statement, utility bill, or other government document with the individual’s name and current address.

If a voter is registered but has moved, election officials can process this change at any early voting center in Baltimore County.

There are 11 early voting centers in Baltimore County, which will be open from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Thursday, October 25 through Thursday, November 1, including Saturday and Sunday. There is at least one early voting center in every county, and 12 counties have more than one center.

Baltimore County’s early voting centers are accessible, with adequate parking, and within a convenient driving distance for most voters in the county. The early voting centers in Baltimore County are located at:

  • Arbutus Recreation Center – 865 Sulphur Spring Road, Halethorpe, MD 21227
  • Center for Maryland Agriculture and Farm Park - 1114 Shawan Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030
  • County Campus Metro Centre at Owings Mills – 10302 Grand Central Avenue, Owings Mills, MD 21117
  • Honeygo Run Community Center – 9033 Honeygo Blvd., Perry Hall, MD 21128
  • Jacksonville Recreation Center at Sweet Air Park – 3605 B Sweet Air Road, Jacksonville, MD 21131
  • Randallstown Community Center – 3505 Resource Drive, Randallstown, MD 21133
  • Reisterstown Senior Center – 12035 Reisterstown Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136
  • Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center – 323 Sollers Point Road, Dundalk, MD 21222
  • Towson University Administrative Building – 7720 York Road, Towson, MD 21252
  • Woodlawn Community Center – 2120 Gwynn Oak Avenue, Gwynn Oak, MD 21207
  • Victory Villa Community Center – 404 E Compass Road, Middle River, MD 21220

The same day registration or address change process is only available during early voting. It will not be available on election day. Party or name changes cannot be processed during early voting or election day.

Early voting for the 2018 General Election will start Thursday, October 25 and continue through Thursday, November 1. 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 www.elections.maryland.gov/voting/early_voting.html

Election day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

For more information, voters may contact the Baltimore County Board of Elections at 410-887-5700 or visit www.elections.maryland.gov


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017