With Maryland’s general election day less than a month away, all ballot drop boxes have been installed across the state, according to the Maryland State Board of Elections.
Maryland’s general election day will be held Nov. 8, with polls open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Anyone in line to vote by 8 p.m. on election day will be able to cast a ballot.
Voting has already begun for Marylanders casting mail-in ballots.
Last week, the Maryland Court of Appeals — the state’s highest court — upheld a lower court’s decision to allow local elections officials to count mail-in ballots early, but officials will not publicly report the results until polls have closed on election day. The court ruled against Republican gubernatorial nominee Dan Cox’s efforts to stop early vote counting.
Marylanders can register to vote by going online to the state elections board website, submitting a paper application (available in Spanish), or completing an application in person at a local elections board office. The deadline to register in advance of the general election is Oct. 18.
Voters looking to vote by mail must request a mail-in ballot by Nov. 1 to receive the ballot by mail, or by Nov. 4 for a link to a mail-in ballot that they can print at home.
Marylanders have until Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. to deposit their mail-in ballot in any ballot drop off box in the county where they live.
To to be considered to serve as an election judge, Marylanders can fill out an interest form on the state elections board website. For additional information about being an election judge, Marylanders can contact their local elections board.