Md. Board of Elections releases key info for General Election
MARYLAND – The Maryland State Board of Elections has released key information for the November General Election.
Mail-in ballot pockets were transmitted to requesting military and overseas voters by the federally mandated September 24th deadline and that mailing of ballot packets to other requesting voters will begin this Thursday, September 29th. The rollout of ballot packet mailings to domestic voters will be conducted by jurisdiction. Locally, the rollout will be as follows:
- September 29th: Caroline, Dorchester, Somerset, and Worcester Counties
- October 3rd: Kent, Queen Anne’s Counties
- October 4th: Talbot and Wicomico Counties
Voters who have already requested a mail-in ballot should review the above mailing schedule and anticipate that it will take up to five days for the U.S. Postal Service to deliver their ballots. On Thursday, SBE will begin sending the first round of emails with unique ballot links to U.S.-based voters who have requested their ballots electronically.
On Tuesday, the State Board of Elections began the process of delivering and installing official ballot drop boxes across the state. Voters who choose to utilize ballot drop boxes may submit their properly completed mail-in ballots at any official drop box in their county of residence. Ballots may be submitted from the time a ballot box is installed and opened until 8 p.m. on November 8th. Ballot boxes will be locked promptly at 8 p.m. on Election Day.
Eligible Marylanders may register to vote in advance of the election online or by completing an application in person at their local Board of Elections office. The advance deadline to register to vote is October 18th. Voters should also ensure their registration information is up to date by October 18th. The deadline to request a mail-in ballot sent by the USPS is November 1st, and the deadline to request a link to a mail-in ballot is November 4th.
For more information on the upcoming election, click here.