Presidential Election 2020

 Voting in Howard County

The Presidential General Election is on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. We want to make sure you understand there are different options for voting in Howard County and in Maryland this year.  

Voting is the foundation of our democracy, and Beth Shalom wants to be sure that you are engaged and that you vote in the upcoming election. The last day to register to vote is Tuesday, October 13.  You will need to update your voter registration if you: have moved or changed your name since the primary election.  If you have a college student at home who has recently turned 18, they will need to register to vote.

Unlike in the primary, voters will need to request an absentee ballot if they want to vote by mail. You must first fill out an application, which can be done online, and then it will be processed by the Howard County Board of Elections. Once the application is processed, an absentee ballot will be mailed to you.  The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

Once you receive your absentee ballot, fill it out as soon as possible. Make sure you have signed the oath on the ballot return envelope.  After that, you can mail your ballot via US mail, OR there are several ballot drop box locations throughout Howard County.  The locations can be found here:

If you prefer to vote in person, Maryland early voting begins on Monday, October 26 and goes through Monday, November 2. Click here to find the early voting sites – you can go to any one of the early voting sites to vote during the early voting period.

ELECTION DAY  is Tuesday, November 3. Polling locations will be open 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. Howard County has condensed the number of polling locations for the General Presidential Elections.  Click here for the Election Day voting sites.

For more information visit the Howard County Board of Elections website