The safety and health of our customers and staff is top priority. Until further notice this office is closed to the public. If you need to reach the office please email ccboe@carrollcountymd.gov. A staff member will contact you as soon as possible.

Click Here for Vote by Mail FAQs for the 2020 Presidential Primary Election
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Board of Election News and Information:

2020 Presidential Primary Election

Vote safe, Vote by mail
  • All registered and eligible voters will automatically receive a ballot in the mail. The Maryland State Board of Elections will mail the ballot to the address we have on file. You should receive your ballot by mid-May.

    You must be registered with the Democratic or Republican parties to vote for President and most other contests. If you are not registered with either party, you may only be eligible to vote for school board candidates if your jurisdiction has a school board election this year. You can check your registration status and party registration here. The deadline to update your party affiliation, address or to register to vote is Wednesday May 27, 2020.

    If you would like your ballot delivered to you electronically or want your ballot mailed to a different address, please submit a request. You can submit a request online or via paper form. If you use a paper form, read the instructions, enter the required information, print the form, sign it, and return it to your local board of elections. You can return it by mail, fax, or email (scanned as attachment). You can mail your voted ballot as soon as you vote it, but all voted ballots must be postmarked by election day, June 2, 2020. The envelope for the voted ballot will have prepaid postage so it can be mailed. You may also drop off your voted ballot at designated drop off locations from May 21, 2020 through June 2, 2020. The three locations are listed below. The drop off boxes will be available 24 hours starting May 21st until 8:00 p.m. on Election Day June 2nd.

    Robert Moton Center Building (where the Board of Elections is located)
    300 South Center Street Westminster

    Westminster Senior Center
    125 Stoner Avenue Westminster

    South Carroll Swim Club
    1900 W. Liberty Road, Westminster

    Pictured below is what the drop box will look like when you drop off your voted ballot
    Drop Box
    In-Person Voting – Tuesday June 2, 2020 7am until 8pm

    Limited in-person voting will be available at the Westminster Senior Center and South Carroll Swim Club on June 2 from 7am-8pm for those that need to vote in person. There are only two vote centers available and there will be a limited amount of election judges so that we can continue to abide by social distancing requirements. Voters should consider the exposure of COVID-19 to the individuals that must vote in-person so that we can avoid long wait times and lines. Voters should visit a vote center only if they need to.
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Who is Running for Office? Are You Ready to Vote? Canvass Dates for the 2020 Election:
    Primary Election

  • Canvass (counting of the ballots) will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday May 21, 2020. Live streaming of the canvass will be available. By 5pm each day, we will post through social media and on our website if ballot tabulation will occur the next day. We will not be providing results until June 2 at 8pm after the in person voting locations have closed. The tabulation process could continue through at least June 12. Click here to go to more canvass information.
  • Provisional Ballot Canvass Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
  • General Election

  • First Absentee Ballot Canvass Thursday, November 5, 2020
  • Provisional Ballot Canvass Thursday, November 12, 2020
  • Second Absentee Ballot Canvass Friday, November 13, 2020
Other News & Notes
  • We are hiring people to become PAID election judges for the 2020 election. Get more information here

Disclaimer:

The Carroll County 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 410-386-2080, by faxing 410-876-3925 or by e-mailing ccboe@carrollcountymd.gov.