We want to share some important information with you about mail in voting in the 2020 Presidential Election. 

The State Board of Elections says ballots have shipped for anyone who requested their ballot through Saturday, September 19th; these ballots should arrive in the next week. The Board stated anyone who requests a ballot going forward should expect it to be mailed to them shortly after. 

When you receive your ballot, it is important you fill it out and return it properly. Fill out your ballots by marking the ovals beside your choices; do not make markings on your ballot outside these ovals. The ballot must then be put in the return envelope, and make sure you sign the back of your ballot return envelope. 

Remember, postage on your application and your ballot is prepaid. You DO NOT need to add any stamps on your return envelope. Just fill it out, sign the envelope, and put it in the mail by Tuesday, October 27th. You can also submit your ballot in a drop box, an early voting location after October 26th, or to your local board of elections -- visit https://iwillvote.com/votinginfo/MD/ or call 410-269-2840 to find out where your closest drop off site is located.

If you have not requested your ballot yet, election officials recommend that you mail your ballot application by Thursday, October 15th, you can also drop off your application at your local board of elections. All ballot applications must be received by Tuesday, October 20th, and remember to sign your application. More information about how to vote by mail and fill out your ballot application and ballot can be found on the https://iwillvote.com/votinginfo/MD/. If you have not received your ballot application, you can submit a ballot request there as well, or call 1-800-222-8683. 

If you have moved since the last time you voted, have not voted in a very long time, or have never voted in Maryland -- you should visit https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/VoterSearch to check and update your voter registration status and address. If you need to register to vote or update your current address, you must do so by Tuesday, October 13th. You can also register to vote at an early voting location, or on election day at your polling location. 

Anyone who encounters problems of any kind in the voting process can seek assistance with the Maryland Democratic Party Voter Protection effort by contacting the staffed hotline at 833-MD-VOTES(833-638-6837) or emailing voterprotection@mddems.org.

We hope that you all are staying healthy, safe, and distant as we all navigate this pandemic together. 

Thank you,
Maryland Democratic Party