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Howard County Highlights Voting Options for November Elections

Howard County Highlights Voting Options for November Elections

September 4, 2020

Media Contact:
Scott Peterson, Director of Communications, Office of Public Information, 202-277-9412

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – On Friday, the Howard County Board of Elections finalized Howard County’s early voting sites. Residents can vote early between October 26 – November 2. Election day is Tuesday, November 3. To see the full list of early voting sites, click here, and to see election day voting sites click here
 
“We want to ensure our residents are informed and empowered on the many options they have to vote this November,” said County Executive Calvin Ball. “Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy and we must ensure that we are providing safe and easy methods to make sure that all Howard County residents are engaged and aware of how to vote in the general election this November. I’m grateful for the staff at the Howard County Board of Elections who have been working around the clock to help ensure voters, of all abilities, are able to cast their vote in an easy, and safe manner. We will continue to work and assist our Board of Elections through consistent communications over the next two months ensuring that voter turnout Howard County is not impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
 
Unlike the 2020 Primary Elections, voters will not automatically receive a mail-in ballot. Instead, voters will receive an application to receive their ballot through the mail. Voters must submit a request in order to receive their ballot by mail. To request your ballot right now, please click here. The deadline to request your mail-in ballot is October 20th. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Howard County voters are urged to cast their vote by mail.
 
Mail-in ballots can also be returned to ballot drop boxes, which will be located throughout the county; click here for a list of locations.
 
To update your voter registration, register to vote, or check your voting status, please visit the State Board of Elections website here.

Early Voting Locations:
Open 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Oct. 26 – Nov. 2, 2020. Any Howard County voter can vote at any Early Voting Center.

  • Marriotts Ridge High School - Auxiliary Gym and Gym, 12100 Woodford Drive, Marriottsville, MD 21104
  • Meadowbrook Athletic Complex- Multi-Purpose Room, 5001 Meadowbrook Lane. Ellicott City, MD 21043
  • Long Reach High School- Auxiliary Gym and Gym, 6101 Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia, MD 21045
  • Wilde Lake High School- Cafeteria and Gym, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia, MD 21044
  • Reservoir High School- Auxiliary Gym and Gym, 11550 Scaggsville Road, Fulton, MD 20759

For any additional questions, please contact the Howard County Board of Elections at 410-313-5820.

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