Decisions made on Polling Places


June 12, 2019 Meeting:

The Board approved usage of the following facilities to be early voting centers effective in April, 2020:
  • Westminster Senior Activities Center (125 Stoner Ave. Westminster, MD 21157)
  • South Carroll Swim Club (1900 West Liberty Rd. Westminster, MD 21157)
Also at the meeting, a discussion occurred about the folllowing:
  • Adding a new early voting center at the Manchester Activities Building (3297 York St. Manchester, MD 21102) or North Carroll Senior Center (2328 Hanover Pike, Hampstead, MD 21074) but no decision was made.
  • Changing the location of the polling place for 03001 from Pleasant Valley Fire Department (2030 Pleasant Valley Rd. Westminster, MD 21158) to North Carroll Community School (401 Stone Rd. Westminster, MD 21158) but no decision was made.
  • Changing or splitting the location of the polling place for 04001 from Sandymount Elementary School (2222 Old Westminster Pike Finksburg, MD 21048) to Reese Fire Department (1745 Baltimore Blvd. Westminster, MD 21157) but no decision was made.
Further discussion will occur on July 17, 2019 at the Board Meeting with regard to the three locations listed above. Changes may be effective as early as the April, 2020 Presidential Primary Election. All voters that may be affected by these changes would be notified in advance of the election.


July 17, 2019 Meeting:
  • The Board approved the North Carroll Senior Center (2328 Hanover Pike, Hampstead, MD 21074) to implement a third early voting center beginning in the 2020 Presidential Primary Election.
  • A discussion occurred about changing or splitting the location of the polling place for 04001 from Sandymount Elementary School (2222 Old Westminster Pike Finksburg, MD 21048) to Reese Fire Department (1745 Baltimore Blvd. Westminster , MD 21157). The Board decided not to change the polling location for the 2020 election, so all 04001 voters will continue to utilize Sandymount Elementary School.
  • A discussion occurred about changing the location of the polling place for 03001 from Pleasant Valley Fire Department (2030 Pleasant Valley Rd. Westminster, MD 21158) to North Carroll Community School (401 Stone Rd. Westminster, MD 21158) , but due to outside circumstances, no change will be implemented for the 2020 election and all 03001 voters will continue to utilize Pleasant Valley Fire Department.
October 16, 2019 Meeting:
  • At its October 16, 2019 meeting, the Carroll County Board of Elections was informed that the State Board of Elections could not recommend approval for a third early voting site at the North Carroll Senior Center. The State Board's recommendation was based on the fact that Carroll County does not have enough registered voters for three required early voting centers. (Election Law Article, ยง10-301.1(b) requires three early voting centers for a county with more than 125,000 voters but less than 200,000 voters.) The State may re-evaluate the request for a third early voting center after the 2020 April Primary Election if the total number of registered voters exceeds 125,000 as required by law. If the State Board approves the third early voting center, it would be effective for the 2020 November General Election.