Governor Hogan and the Board of Elections have determined that mail-in ballots will not be sent directly to Maryland registered voters as they were in the primary election.
Applications for mail-in ballots will be sent to all registered voters who have not already requested a mail-in ballot.
The latest information about mail-in voting can be found on the Maryland Board of Elections website. Note: Absentee ballots are now called mail-in ballots.
Mail-in Ballot Application Deadlines
Your request for a mail-in ballot must be received (not just mailed) by:
- Tuesday, October 27, 2020, if you want to receive your ballot by mail or fax
- Friday, October 30, 2020, if you want to download your ballot from the State's website
Once you receive your ballot, follow the instructions on the ballot and then:
- Mail your ballot. If you mail your voted ballot, make sure that the envelope is postmarked on or before November 3, 2020. Your voted ballot must be received by your local board of elections by 10 am on November 13, 2020.
- You may hand deliver your ballot to your local board of elections office by 8 pm on election day, or you may take it to an early voting center or a polling place by the time the polls close.