Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot for 2010 Primary Election - Southern Maryland Headline News

Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot for 2010 Primary Election


ANNAPOLIS (August 31, 2010) - The deadline to request by mail, fax, or email an absentee ballot for the 2010 Gubernatorial Primary Election is Tuesday, September 7, 2010. Any registered voter in Maryland may request and vote by absentee ballot.

A voter who wishes to vote by absentee ballot must request an absentee ballot in writing and sign the request. An application can be printed from the State Board of Elections' website at www.elections.state.md.us/voting/absentee.html or requested by telephone, in writing, or in person at the voter's local board of elections. Addresses and contact information for the local boards of elections are available at www.elections.state.md.us.

A local board of elections must receive a completed and signed absentee ballot application:

-- If mailed, by 8:00 pm on Tuesday, September 7, 2010; or

-- If faxed or emailed, by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, September 7, 2010.

After Tuesday, September 7, 2010, all requests for an absentee ballot must be made in person at a local board of elections. After September 7th, the late application for absentee ballot will be posted at www.elections.state.md.us, but a voter must submit the late application in person at the voter's local board of elections during normal business hours.

The 2010 Gubernatorial Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, and the 2010 Gubernatorial General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. Starting the 2nd Friday before the election through the Thursday before the election, voters can vote in person at the designated early voting center(s) in their county of residence. Early voting locations and hours and additional election-related information and dates are available at www.elections.state.md.us/voting/early_voting.html.

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