A ballot drop box in northwest Baltimore. Photo by Marcus Dieterle.

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 can also check or update their registration status online or at their local elections board office by 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.

Voters can find a ballot box near them by searching the list of ballot box locations online. (The list is also available in Spanish.)

Early in-person voting in Maryland will begin Oct. 27 and run through Nov. 3, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. A list of early voting centers can be found here (available in Spanish here).

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.

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Marcus Dieterle

Marcus Dieterle is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. He returned to Baltimore in 2020 after working as the deputy editor of the Cecil Whig newspaper in Elkton, Md. He can be reached at marcus@baltimorefishbowl.com...