Deadlines you need to know ahead of the general election
This is a good time to make your voice heard but there are a few things officials want you to know before casting your vote.
“Our local midterm elections are very important because voters are able to vote for local offices for county council, as well as the board of education, and addition voters will also be able to vote for representatives at the general assembly to the house of delegates and their senatorial candidates,” says Dionne Church, Director, of the Wicomico County Board of Elections.
The general election is set to take place on November 8th and here’s what you should know:
“The protocol for early voting and Election Day will be the same as it’s always been. You just need a state-issued driver’s license or a couple of pieces of mail with your name and address and you’ll be admitted to vote that day,” says Bo McDowell, the Director of the Sussex County Department of Elections.
If you live in Maryland: “Voters can either go to their assigned location on election day, November the 8th which is their precinct. During early voting, voters can go to either early voting location, we have a location at the Civic Center and we also have a location at First Baptist Church,” says Church.
As far as mail-in ballots go it varies per state. In the first state, a recent court ruling said that mail-in ballots are unconstitutional. “So we had about 1000 people who were expecting to receive a ballot for that, we’re court-ordered not to do that so we did send them a piece of mail and if they qualify they can get absentee and they should be expecting that but if something happens to the mail, then they still need to call in,” says McDowell. In Maryland “They can mail in their ballots, they can also bring their ballots in person, they can also bring ballots to early voting or election day locations,” says Church.
The General Election is the time to cast your vote and make your voice heard. “There are some important elections on the ballot this year, there is a pretty full card. It’s always important to exercise that right to vote, people have died for you to have that right to vote so it’s very important for you to get out there,” says McDowell.
The General Election will take place on November 8th, 2022.
- October 15th– 3 PM- Deadline to register to vote.
- Friday November 4th– 4:30 PM- Deadline for us to mail an absentee.
- Sunday November 6th– 7 PM- Deadline to vote for Early Voting.
- Monday November 7th – 12 noon- Deadline for us to promulgate an Absentee Ballot.
- Tuesday November 8th– 8 PM- Deadline to return your absentee to our office.
- October 27th through November 3rd – Deadline for early voting
- October 18th – Deadline to register to vote