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Register and Request a Ballot Today

If you live in Congressional District 7 and have not registered to vote, you have until 11:59 p.m. today to register and request a ballot be sent to you electronically.

The special election for Maryland’s Congressional District 7 (CD 7) to fill the House of Representatives vacancy is a vote-by-mail election with limited in-person voting on election day. All registered voters in CD 7 received a ballot in the mail at the address in their voter registration record.

To receive a ballot electronically, residents in CD 7 who are eligible to vote but are not yet registered, including 17-year-olds who will be 18 on or before the April 28, 2020 Special General Election, should register. This is also the last day for registered voters who want to receive a ballot electronically to update their address.    

Residents with a Maryland driver’s license or MVA-issued ID may register to vote or change their address online. We strongly encourage voters to verify if the address in their voter registration is correct.

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 online using different identifying information. 

Due to the spread of COVID-19, paper voter registration applications must be sent to the local Board of Elections by mail, postmarked no later than April 24.  

Eligible voters will receive an email with information on how to get the ballot. A voter may wish to use the accessible online ballot marking tool to mark the ballot.

In-Person Voting

The 2020 Special General Election for CD 7 will be held on Tuesday, April 28. This is a vote-by-mail election with one in-person voting location in Baltimore County:

Martin’s West
6817 Dogwood Road
Windsor Mill, Maryland 21244
Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

More Information

For more information, voters may contact the State Board of Elections at 1-800-222-VOTE (8683).

Repairs to Continue Into the Evening Commute

Overnight on Wednesday, June 12, a water main break occurred in the area of York Road near Padonia Road. Early indication is that construction work for a water main tie-in on York Road, just south of Padonia Road, led to the major water main break on a 12-inch diameter pipe. The road was extensively damaged when the pipe failed, leaving a crevasse eight feet deep, 30 feet wide and 50 feet long, just south of the Padonia-York intersection.

All lanes of traffic were closed early this morning between Padonia Road and Roosevelt Street and traffic has been detoured onto I-83. Drivers should expect rush hour congestion and they should use alternate routes if available.

Repair work, which began this afternoon, may require that water service be turned off to some businesses near the break as work progresses, but no major water outages are expected at this point.

The work on York Road is part of an extensive water main renewal project, which began in 2013, and extends from Towson to Cockeysville as Baltimore County is replacing old lines with new and larger water mains to provide for growing demand. Baltimore City owns and repairs the water system in Baltimore County, but Baltimore County is responsible for major line replacements like those on York Road.

We will keep the public updated on the progress of the repairs.

Revised September 11, 2017