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Friday, October 2, 2020
Drop boxes for ballots now available for ballot dropoff
DROP BOXES FOR MAIL-IN BALLOTS NOW OPEN AT SIX (6) HOWARD COUNTY LOCATIONS
The following six (6) drop-off locations are now open ￼in HC 24/7 from Wednesday, September 30th - November 3rd at 8:00 p.m. Ballots will be collected by local Board of Elections officials twice daily.
Howard County Board of Elections - 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia
*Long Reach High School - 6101 Old Dobbin Road, Columbia
*Marriotts Ridge High School - 12100 Woodford Road, Marriottsville
*Meadowbrook Athletic Complex - 5001 Meadowbrook Lane, Ellicott City
*Reservoir High School - 11550 Scaggsville Road, Fulton
*Wilde Lake High School - 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia
*these five (5) sites are also designated as Early Voting Centers - available to any HoCo voter from 7 am: 8 pm beginning October 26th:November 2 - and also on Election Day, November 3rd.
Three (3) additional sites are scheduled for drop box placement between October 15-17:
+Elkridge Landing Middle School - 7085 Montgomery Road, Elkridge
+Laurel Woods Elementary School - 9250 North Laurel Road, Laurel
+Lisbon Elementary School - 15901 Frederick Road, Lisbon
+these three (3) sites join an additional nine (9) Election Day-only Voting Centers, which - when added to the five (5) Early Voting Centers - bring the total in-person voting sites open to all HoCo voters on November 3rd to seventeen (17).
Transmission of approximately 1.1 million mail-in ballots - already requested by MD voters - began September 24th. The application DEADLINE for a mail-in ballot from the Board of Elections - online, by texting VBM to 77788, or via the application sent to registered MD voters at the end of August - is OCTOBER 20th. Go to ELECTIONS.MD.GOV for instructions and further information.
REMEMBER: you must use BLACK ink to mark your mail-in ballot and sign the OATH before mailing in or dropping off your completed & sealed ballot if your vote is to be counted.