With the November election only 2 months away and so much riding on this election, it’s time to switch into high gear.
How to Vote
Below are instructions on how to vote this fall (courtesy of the County Democratic Party).
Governor Hogan has decided that the 2020 November General Election will be conducted as a “normal” in-person election.
Vote-By-Mail ballots WILL NOT automatically be mailed to all active registered voters, as was done for the June 2 Primary Election.
Instead, voters who wish to vote by mail must complete and return a Vote-By-Mail ballot application in order to receive a Vote-By-Mail ballot.
To ensure that voters receive their Vote-By-Mail ballots on time, the Maryland State Board of Elections advises registered voters to complete and return a Vote-By-Mail ballot application NOW!
The deadline for submitting Vote-By-Mail ballot applications is Tuesday, October 20.
Concerned About Voting By Mail? Deposit Your Vote-By-Mail Ballot in a Board of Elections Ballot Drop Box
Any voter may deposit their properly completed and sealed Vote-By-Mail ballots in official Board of Elections Ballot Drop Boxes located throughout the County. Ballots are retrieved by Board of Elections staff daily. Here’s a map of the County Drop Box locations.
Print, then Mail, Email, or Fax Your Ballot Application
*PLEASE NOTE: The application form is for all elections that were to be held in 2020.
*In Section 3 of the application form, choose “Presidential General.”
*In Section 6, choose ballot delivery by U.S. Mail, which will include a postage-paid envelope for returning the ballot. Voters who choose Internet or Fax delivery will still need to return their ballot by mail or in-person delivery, but will have to print their own ballots, provide their own envelope, and affix the required postage. In addition, ballots downloaded by voters cannot be scanned when received by the Board of Elections, but must be transferred manually to a ballot that can be scanned by a bi-partisan team of election judges.
Mail, email, or fax your completed and signed ballot application form to:
Montgomery County Board of Elections
P.O. Box 10159
Rockville, MD 20849-0159
(240) 777-8560 (fax)
Complete Your Ballot Application Online
Click here if you prefer to complete your Vote-By-Mail / Absentee Ballot Application Request Form online. However, please note that the State Board of Elections provides a single online form to register to vote and request a Vote-By-Mail / Absentee Ballot. You will need to complete 34 data fields in an 11-step process to request your Vote-By-Mail / Absentee Ballot online.
Check on the Status of Your Vote-By-Mail Ballot Application
Click here, enter the requested information to lookup your voter record, then select “Status of My Mailed-in or Provisional Ballot” to check on the status of your Vote-By-Mail Ballot Application.