FAQ’s for Vote By Mail Primary
The official election date is Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Voting by mail is the safest way to reduce the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus.
For the most part, yes – All eligible active voters will automatically be mailed a ballot by the State Board of Elections.
We will have one in-person voting site at the McFaul Activity Center located at 525 W Macphail Road in Bel Air for those who cannot vote by mail. This location will be open on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 from 7 am to 8 pm.
If you cannot vote by mail, we will have one in-person voting location at the McFaul Activity Center at 525 W Macphail Road in Bel Air.
This site will be open on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 from 7 am to 8 pm.
No – The State Board of Elections will mail ballots to all eligible active voters.
*Remember, you must be a registered Republican or Democrat to vote in this Primary Election, you can update your affiliation*
Ballots will be mailed to all eligible active voters in early to mid May.
You do not need to do anything.
All eligible active voters will be mailed their ballots automatically.
You do not need to request another ballot.
You can mail your ballot to our office at 133 Industry Lane, Forest Hill, MD 21050 and must be postmarked on or before Tuesday, June 2, 2020.
No postage is needed to return your ballot – you will get a postage paid return envelope with your ballot.
At a Drop Box
Drop boxes will be available from May 21, 2020 until June 2, 2020 at The McFaul Activity Center at 525 W Macphail Road in Bel Air or at our office at 133 Industry Lane in Forest Hill.
You can check your ballot status.
If you do not have internet access, call 1-800-222-8683 and ask a State Board of Elections representative to check the status of your voted ballot.
The information will be posted about 10 days after the election.
If you are a registered voter and voted before, no identification is required to receive or submit a ballot by mail.
A very small number of newly registered voters may need to provide ID with their voted ballots. If you have to provide ID, there will be instructions with your ballot.
Voter Registration and Address Change
Yes – register to vote online
The deadline to register to vote is Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
The deadline for all of these changes is Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
If you apply online: you must enter your Maryland driver’s license number or Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) issued state ID number, the date MVA issued your license or ID card, and the last 4 digits of your Social Security number.
If you reside outside of the US or are a member of the military or spouse or dependent of a military member: you must enter the last 4 digits of your US social security number. If you provide a license or State ID number, your signature on file with the MVA will become your official voter registration signature. If you provide a social security number, it will be used as your official voter registration signature.
If you use the paper application to register: you must also provide your Maryland driver’s license number or MVA-issued state ID number if you have one. If you don’t have one, you must provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number. If you don’t have either number, check box 6c. If you check box 6c, you might be required to show ID before voting for the first time.