To slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the Governor issued a Proclamation on April 10, 2020 authorizing the use of alternative voting methods for the June 2 Primary Election Maryland.
Special Election Procedures due to COVID-19 pandemic
To slow the spread of COVID-19, the Primary Election will be conducted primarily by mail. All registered voters will receive a ballot in the mail from the Board of Elections and will return the voted ballot by mail.
Vote by Mail
Active registered voters will receive their ballot in the mail at the address listed in the voter registration records. Check your voter registration at Voter Lookup https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/VoterSearch and update your address or party affiliation if necessary.
The voter registration deadline has been extended to May 27. Voters who register by that date will receive a ballot in the mail or electronically from the Board of Elections.
Look for your ballot in the mail in May. Vote your ballot, sign the oath, and return your voted ballot by mail. You will not need a stamp to return your ballot - the envelope will already have postage on it. Make sure your ballot is postmarked on or before June 2, 2020.
You can also drop your voted ballot off at a ballot drop off box at any of the four Vote Centers between May 21 and June 2. Absentee ballots may also be dropped off at these locations. There is no early in-person voting.
If you need a ballot delivered electronically or sent to a different address, submit an application for an absentee ballot. Go to Maryland State Board of Elections website
If you had already requested an absentee ballot, go to the voter look-up website to verify if the Montgomery County Board of Elections received your request and the status of your absentee ballot. If you have more questions, please contact the Montgomery County Board of Elections at 240-777-8500.
Voting Centers on Election Day – Limited In-Person Voting
Four Vote Centers will be available in Montgomery County for in-person voting on Election Day, Tuesday, June 2 for voters who are unable to vote by mail. Examples of voters who may choose to vote in-person include those who:
- Need to use a Ballot Marking Device,
- Did not receive a ballot in the mail, or
- Have not registered to vote by May 27 and wish to register for the first time and vote on election day June 2.
The four Vote Centers in Montgomery County open from 7:00am – 8:00pm on Election Day, June 2, 2020 for limited in-person voting are:
- Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg 20877
- Germantown Community Recreation Center, 18905 Kingsview Road, Germantown 20874
- Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center, 14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville 20866
- Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Place at Fenton & Ellsworth, Silver Spring 20910
A limited number of voters will need to go to a Voting Center. All other voters will mail their ballot in the postage paid return envelope provided or may drop it off at the ballot drop off box at one of the four in-person Vote Centers, the Board of Elections, or Rockville City Hall from May 21 – June 2at 8:00pm. Stay safe, protect your neighbors, and vote by mail.
Go to Montgomery County Board of Elections for more details.
Check out these LWVMC publications.
Your Voice, Your Vote is a 2-page comprehensive information guide to the June 2, 2020 primary election.
- Montgomery County Board of Elections, Frequently Asked Questions about the June 2, 2020 Primary Election. FAQs also available in Spanish, Chinese, French, Korean, Vietnamese, and Amharic.
- League of Women Voters of Maryland, COVID-19 and The Upcoming Elections and Primary Election in Maryland June 2, 2020
- Maryland State Board of Elections, Frequently Asked Questions
- Maryland State Board of Elections: Instructions for Voting by Mail in English (PDF).
- Maryland State Board of Elections: Instrucciones para Votar por Correo en español (PDF)
- Maryland State Board of Elections: YouTube Video: Voting By Mail: An Overview - 2020 Presidential Primary Election
- Montgomery County Board of Elections
- Maryland State Board of Elections
Want to learn more?
For more details on the election process and topics studied by our League, see the Making Democracy Work Committee