Maryland officials warn of ‘inconsistent’ USPS voting postcard
MARYLAND — Maryland election officials say portions of a U.S. Postal Service postcard sent to the public regarding vote-by-mail options are “inconsistent” with state guidelines.
The Maryland State Board of Elections said Monday officials first learned of the postcard Friday. The board says Maryland voters shouldn’t wait until 15 days before Election Day to request a mail-in ballot.
The board says a voter’s request for a mail-in ballot in Maryland must be received by their local board of elections no later than Oct. 20. The board is emphasizing there’s no need to wait. It’s advising residents to submit an application for a mail-in ballot at their earliest convenience.