To vote by absentee ballot you must first fill out and return an Absentee Ballot Application. You can download an application pick one up from the Board of Elections.
How To Vote By Absentee Ballot
After you receive your ballot, vote the ballot and return it to our office before or by 8 p.m. on election day. A ballot received by the county board of elections will be counted provided:
- It has been received prior to the closing of the polls on election day; or
- It was mailed from a location within the United States before election day, bearing a postmark verifying that fact, and the ballot is received from the postal service by 4 p.m. on the Wednesday following election day; or\
- It was mailed from a location outside the United States before election day, bearing a postmark verifying that fact, and the ballot is received from the postal service by 4 p.m. on the second Friday following election day. (not applicable following a Gubernatorial Primary)
- Download the Absentee Ballot Application
Late Application For An Absentee Ballot
Beginning on the Wednesday preceding the election, through the closing of the polls on election day, a registered voter or the voter's duly authorized agent may apply in person for an absentee ballot at the office of the local board if the voter:
Use Of An Agent
A qualified applicant may designate an agent to pick up and deliver the absentee ballot. The agent:
- Must be at least 18 years old;
- May not be a candidate on the ballot;
- Must be designated in writing by the voter, under penalty of perjury;
- Must sign an affidavit under penalty of perjury that the ballot was:
- Delivered to the voter;
- Marked and placed in an envelope by the voter, or with assistance as allow, in the agent's presence; and
- Returned to the local board by the agent (Not later than 8 PM on Election Day).
A voter who requires assistance in casting an absentee ballot by reason of disability, inability to write, or inability to read the ballot may be assisted by any individual other than:
- A candidate who is on the ballot;
- The voter's employer or an agent of the employer; or
- An officer or agent of the voter's union.
A person assisting a voter in completing an absentee ballot must execute a certification and include that certification with the completed ballot.
Contact the Baltimore City Board of Elections for details on this process at (410) 396-5574