Important Information for the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary
Visit the State Board of Elections' website for information about the Democratic candidates for Governor.


Public Logic and Accuracy demonstration of voting machines will be conducted June 8, 2018 at 10:00 am by the Howard County Board of Elections. This demonstration will be at our warehouse location at 9515 Gerwig Lane, Suite 114, Columbia, MD 21046.



Important Election Dates & Events
Thursday
   May 3, 2018
   Display of Ballots on State website
   
Tuesday    May 15, 2018
   Public education for early voting begins
   
Monday
   May 28, 2018
   Memorial Day - Offices Closed
   
Tuesday    June 5, 2018
   Close of Registration & Party Affiliation Change
   9:00 pm
Tuesday    June 12, 2018
   Public Demonstration - Early Voting Logic & Accuracy Testing
   
Thursday    June 14, 2018
   Early Voting Begins
   10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday    June 15, 2018
   Public Demonstration - Election Day Logic & Accuracy Testing
   
Monday    June 18, 2018
   Posting of Notice of Canvass
   
Tuesday    June 19, 2018
   Absentee Ballot deadline for mail or fax delivery of ballot
   9:00 pm
Friday
   June 22, 2018
   Absentee Ballot deadline for Internet delivery of ballot
   9:00 pm
Tuesday    June 26, 2018
   Election Day
   7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
   June 26, 2018
   Absentee Ballot deadline for in-person delivery of ballot
   8:00 pm
Thursday    June 28, 2018
   Absentee Canvass I
   
Wednesday    July 4, 2018
   Independence Day - Offices Closed
   
Thursday    July 5, 2018
   Provisional Ballot Canvass
   
Friday    July 6, 2018
   Absentee Canvass II
   
Monday    July 9, 2018
   Statewide Certification of Results
   
Early Voting Centers

Ridgely's Run Community Center

Ridgely's Run Community Center
All-Purpose Room
8400 Mission Rd
Jessup, MD 20794

Miller Branch Library

Miller Branch Library
Meeting Rooms
9421 Frederick Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042

The Bain Center

The Bain Center
Great Rooms 1 & 2
5470 Ruth Keeton Way
Columbia, MD 21044

Howard County Fairgrounds

Howard County Fairgrounds
The Old Bingo Hall
2210 Fairgrounds Rd
West Friendship, MD 21794

2018 Gubernatorial Election Dates

Gubernatorial Primary: 
Early Voting - Thursday June 14, 2018 through Thursday June 21, 2018
Election Day - Tuesday June 26, 2018

Gubernatorial General: 
Early Voting - Thursday October 25, 2018 through Thursday November 1, 2018
Election Day - Tuesday November 6, 2018

Election News & Press Releases

Important Notice about the Democratic Contest for Governor and Lt. Governor (PDF) - Notice

Voter Registration and Change Polling Place Deadline (PDF) - Press Release

Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot (PDF) - Press Release

Important Election Information for the 2018 Election Primary (PDF) - Press Release

Last Chance to Register to Vote or Update an Address and Vote (PDF) - Press Release

For an overview of how we protect or election systems and data, click the link below:
Election Security

60 Minutes: When Russian hackers targeted the U.S. election infrastructure

For information on voter turnout and election results, please click the link below:
Recent Releases and Statistics (State Board of Elections Press Room)

Registration Information

Click here to go to the Online Voter Registration system.

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