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(March 17, 2020) - Governor Hogan announced that the 2020 Presidential Primary Election will be postponed until Tuesday, June 2nd and will be vote by mail only.
Here's what you need to know about the 2020 Presidential Primary Election:
1. What is the new date for Maryland’s primary election?
Maryland’s primary election will be held Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Early voting will be conducted from May 21st through May 28th.
2. Why is Maryland moving its primary election to June 2, 2020?
Maryland has declared a State of Emergency related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and has placed restrictions on public gatherings of 50 or more people in the state. On March 17, Governor Larry Hogan issued a proclamation requiring the presidential primary election to be held on June 2, 2020. Delaying the primary election provides the State additional time to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and allows SBE to work with local boards of elections and election workers to implement public health safeguards for the primary election.
3. Will the same polling centers be available on June 2, 2020?
SBE is consulting with local boards of elections to confirm the availability of existing voting locations for the primary election. If polling places change, election officials will notify affected voters.
4. Will senior centers continue to serve as polling places?
SBE and local boards will continue to follow the guidance of federal and state health officials when determining where voters will vote. If polling places change, election officials will notify affected voters.
5. Can eligible voters still vote by mail in the delayed primary election?
Yes. Voters who prefer to vote from home can request an absentee ballot. Voters who wish to vote this way can submit a request online by visiting https://www.elections.maryland.gov and clicking the “Request a Ballot” box or obtaining a request form from elections.maryland.gov/voting/absentee.html
6. What are the new deadlines by which absentee ballots must be submitted for the primary election?
The new deadline to request an absentee ballot for the primary election is May 26, 2020 if the voter wants to receive the ballot by mail, or May 29, 2020 if the voter wants to receive the ballot electronically. Voted ballots must be postmarked on or before Tuesday, June 2, 2020.
Election Dates to Know
Early Voting Period for Maryland Primary
* Thursday, May 21, 2020 – Thursday, May 28, 2020
* Polls open 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Maryland Primary Day
* Tuesday, June 2, 2020
* Polls open 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM