I want to take this time to share some important information with you about mail-in voting in the upcoming election.
The Maryland State Board of Elections has mailed out ballots for everyone who requested their ballot through Saturday, September 19th. These ballots should arrive in the mail either this week or next. The Board also said anyone who has requested a ballot going forward should expect it to be mailed to them shortly after.
When your ballot arrives, it is crucial that you fill it out and return it properly. Fill out your ballots by clearly marking the ovals beside your choices with a dark circle; do not make markings on your ballot outside these ovals under any circumstances. The ballot must then be put in the return envelope, and make sure you sign the back of your ballot return envelope. Your ballot return envelope needs to be signed to be counted so please SIGN the ballot return envelope.
Postage on your application and your ballot is prepaid. You WILL NOT need to add any stamps on your return envelope. All you need to do is fill it out, sign the envelope, and put it in the mail by Tuesday, October 27th at the latest. You can also submit your ballot in a dropbox, an early voting location after October 26th, or to your local board of elections. We recommend that you DO NOT procrastinate and return your ballot as soon as possible. If you have any more questions please go to https://iwillvote.com/votinginfo/MD/ or call the Maryland State Board of Election at 410-269-2840 to find out where your closest drop off site is located.
If you have not requested your ballot yet, election officials recommend that you mail back your ballot application by no later than Thursday, October 15th, you can also drop off your application at your local board of elections. All ballot applications must be received by Tuesday, October 20th deadline, and remember to sign your application. More information about how to vote by mail and fill out your ballot application and ballot can be found on the https://iwillvote.com/votinginfo/MD/. If you have not received your ballot application yet, you can submit a ballot request there as well, or call 1-800-222-8683.
If you have moved since the last time you voted, have not voted in a very long time, or have never voted in Maryland -- you should visit https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/VoterSearch to check and update your voter registration status and address. If you need to register to vote or update your current address, you must do so by Tuesday, October 13th. You can also register to vote at an early voting location, or on election day at your polling location.
This is the most important election in the history of our country make sure you cast your ballot one way or another.