A mail-in ballot for the primary election on June 2. Credit: Brandon Weigel

The Maryland primary election is only a day away, and this year will mark the first full-scale election that the state will conduct predominantly by mail due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

In March, Gov. Larry Hogan postponed the Maryland’s primary election, originally scheduled for April 28, until June 2 due to concerns over COVID-19.

The Maryland Board of Elections has encouraged people to mail in or drop off their ballots if possible, although the state has also set up in-person voting centers for those who need them.

Voters who haven’t mailed in their ballot or dropped it off at a designated drop-off location must do so by June 2 to be counted.

There is at least one ballot drop-off location in each of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions, including 15 in Baltimore City. Ballots must be dropped off by 8 p.m. on June 2.

However, the Baltimore City Board of Elections tweeted that the drop-off box at its office at 417 E. Fayette St. closed at 1 p.m. today due to protests planned in the area and will reopen at 6 a.m. tomorrow. The elections office itself also closed at 3 p.m. “due to safety concerns.”

Demonstrators in Baltimore on Monday are protesting the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd, who was pinned to the ground by a police officer who pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes.

Below is a list of where Marylanders can drop off their ballots in Baltimore City and the surrounding counties.

Baltimore City:

  • Mount Pleasant Church & Ministries, 6000 Radecke Ave.
  • Edmondson High School, 501 N. Athol Ave.
  • University of Maryland at Baltimore Community Engagement Center, 870 W. Baltimore St.
  • Dr. Carter G. Woodson School, 2501 Seabury Road
  • Northwestern High School, 6900 Park Heights Ave.
  • Northwood Elementary School, 5201 Loch Raven Blvd.
  • Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Av.
  • Hamilton Elementary School, 6101 Old Harford Road
  • Pimlico Elementary School, 4849 Pimlico Road
  • Frederick Douglas High School, 2301 Gwynns Falls Parkway
  • Digital Harbor High School, 1100 Covington St.
  • Paul Dunbar School, 1400 Orleans St.
  • Enoch Pratt Free Library Herring Run, 3801 Erdman Ave.
  • Hampden Elem School, 3608 Chestnut Ave.
  • Baltimore City Board of Elections, Benton Office Building, 417 E. Fayette St.

Baltimore County:

  • Arbutus Community Center, 865 Sulphur Spring Road
  • Honeygo Run Community Center, 9033 Honeygo Blvd., Perry Hall
  • Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center, 323 Sollers Point Road, Dundalk
  • Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Road, Windsor Mill
  • Baltimore County Board of Elections, 11112 Gilroy Road, Hunt Valley

Howard County:

  • The Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia
  • Meadowbrook Athletic Complex, 5001 Meadowbrook Lane, Ellicott City
  • Howard County Board of Elections, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Suite 200, Columbia

Anne Arundel County:

  • Odenton Regional Library, 1325 Annapolis Road, Odenton
  • Glen Burnie Regional Library, 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie
  • Severna Park Community Library, 45 W. McKinsey Road, Severna Park
  • Roger “Pip” Moyer Recreation Center, 273 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis
  • Anne Arundel County Board of Elections, 6740 Baymeadow Drive, Glen Burnie

Harford County:

  • McFaul Activity Center, 525 W. MacPhail Road, Bel Air
  • Harford County Board of Elections, 133 Industry Lane, Forest Hill

For voters who are unable to mail their ballot or drop it off, or who did not receive one, there is at least one in-person voting center in each jurisdiction, including six in Baltimore City. The state’s in-person voting centers also double as ballot drop-off locations.

Below is a list of locations where Marylanders can vote in person on June 2 in Baltimore City and the surrounding counties, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Baltimore City:

  • Mount Pleasant Church & Ministries, 6000 Radecke Ave.
  • Edmondson High School, 501 N. Athol Ave.
  • University of Maryland at Baltimore, Community Engagement Center, 870 W. Baltimore St.
  • Dr. Carter G. Woodson School, 2501 Seabury Road
  • Northwestern High School, 6900 Park Heights Ave.
  • Northwood Elementary School, 5201 Loch Raven Blvd.

Baltimore County:

  • Arbutus Community Center, 865 Sulphur Spring Road
  • Honeygo Run Community Center, 9033 Honeygo Boulevard, Perry Hall
  • Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center, 323 Sollers Point Road, Dundalk
  • Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Road, Windsor Mill

Howard County:

  • The Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia
  • Meadowbrook Athletic Complex, 5001 Meadowbrook Lane, Ellicott City

Anne Arundel County:

  • Odenton Regional Library, 1325 Annapolis Road, Odenton
  • Glen Burnie Regional Library, 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie
  • Severna Park Community Library, 45 W. McKinsey Road, Severna Park
  • Roger “Pip” Moyer Recreation Center, 273 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis

Harford County:

  • McFaul Activity Center, 525 W. MacPhail Road, Bel Air

Baltimore Fishbowl interviewed the top-polling candidates running for mayor of Baltimore and sent questionnaires to the remaining candidates in that race, which can be found here.

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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...