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2020 Presidential Primary Election

Important information from the State Board of Elections

The Presidential Primary Election ballot has “April 28, 2020” printed at the top due to insufficient time to reprint the ballots after the presidential primary election date was changed to June 2nd due to the coronavirus.  The April date does not affect your ballot being counted.  Your ballot will be counted for the June 2, 2020 Presidential Primary Election if it is postmarked by June 2nd.  Please remember to sign the postage paid return envelope.  You may verify your ballot has been counted by visiting elections.maryland.gov and clicking “Look up your Voter Info” or by calling 1-800-222-8683.

The State Board of Elections has created a voter education video titled: Voting by Mail: An Overview.  This video walks voters through the vote-by-mail process for the 2020 Presidential Primary Election.  Please feel free to view and share this video at the above link.

 

Due to the current situation concerning COVID-19 the Baltimore City Board of Elections will not be open to the public according to the City of Baltimore guidelines.  We will be accessible by phone at 410-396-1444 to answer any of your questions or concerns.  You can contact us by email at [email protected]
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we deal with this situation.
 

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There will be NO canvassing of ballots on
Wednesday, June 3, 2020.
Canvassing will resume on
Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 9:00 am.
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Canvass

The BALTIMORE City Board of Elections will conduct the Canvass for the
2020 Presidential Primary Election.
Due to the COVID-19 health emergency, the Canvass will be online only.

Thursday, June 4, 2020
To view, click the link below:
Baltimore City Board of Elections Ballot Processing
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Voting During the COVID-19 Health Emergency
June 2, 2020 Presidential Primary Election Information – Voting by Mail

Due to the COVID-19 health emergency, the June 2, 2020 Presidential Primary Election will be conducted principally by mail.  This means that all registered voters eligible to vote in this election will have a ballot mailed to them automatically at the address in their voter registration record.  For an overview of the process, watch this video prepared by the State Board of Elections.  Ballots should arrive in mid-May.  Please disregard the date printed at the top of your ballot.  The ballots were printed before the election date of April 28, 2020 was changed due to COVID-19.  This will not affect your ballot being counted for June 2, 2020. 

Your ballot will come with a postage-prepaid return envelope, so you do not need to attach stamps to return your voted ballot.  But remember to sign the oath on the back of the return envelope after you have placed your ballot inside the envelope and sealed it.  Your ballot must be postmarked on or before June 2, 2020. 

If you are not sure whether you are registered, or at what address, you can check your status using the Voter Lookup tool on the State Board of Elections website.  If you would like to register to vote, would like your ballot mailed to a different address than the one in your voter registration record, or would like a replacement ballot (because you never received your ballot or made a mistake in marking your ballot), you can submit a request using the Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Request tool on the State Board of Elections website.  You can also call 410-396-1444 or email [email protected] for more information.

Limited in-person voting will also be available on June 2, 2020, but this is intended for use by voters who are unable to return their mailed ballots or who never received their ballots.  Due to the risk posed by COVID-19, please do not use the in-person voting centers if you are able to mark and return your ballot by mail or at a ballot drop-off location. 

There will be six in-person voting centers in Baltimore City.  They will be open on June 2, 2020 only, from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.  They are located at:

  • Edmondson High School, 501 N Athol Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21229
  • University of Maryland at Baltimore Community Engagement Center, 870 W Baltimore Street, MD 21201
  • Mount Pleasant Church & Ministries, 6000 Radecke Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21206
  • Dr. Carter G. Woodson School #160, 2501 Seabury Road, Baltimore, MD 21225
  • Northwood Elementary School, 5201 Loch Raven Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21239
  • Northwestern High School, 6900 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215

There will also be ballot drop-off boxes at those six locations.  And an additional 15 ballot drop-off boxes at the locations listed below.
Click to view additional locations:
ADDITIONAL BALLOT DROP-OFF BOX LOCATIONS

Ballot drop-off boxes will be open 24/7 beginning on May 21, 2020 or May 30, 2020 through 8:00 pm on Election Day.  As a reminder, the oath on the back of the return envelope must still be signed if you are using a ballot drop-off box.       

Please check our website and the Maryland State Board of Elections website regularly for updates.  And make sure your ballot is postmarked on or before June 2, 2020!
 

Mission of The Board of Elections

The Board of Elections is authorized by the Public General Laws of Maryland. The Board is empowered to make rules consistent with State laws to ensure the proper and efficient registration of voters and conduct of elections.

Armstead B.C. Jones, Sr
Election Director 

Abigail Goldman
Deputy Director 

Disclaimer:

The Baltimore City Board of Elections is pleased to provide the information on this site as a service to the general public. We hope you will find the information useful and informative. Please note that election procedures and laws are subject to change, sometimes rapidly. As a result, we cannot guarantee that the information on our site will always be up to date, complete or reflect the latest legal rulings or interpretations.

For additional information, the staff is available during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please contact the office by calling 410-396-5550.

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