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NO. Mail in ballots are always counted, regardless of the outcome. However, a ballot may be rejected and not counted if the voter does not sign the oath on the return envelope.
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Applicants may call the Election Board office to request a Voter Registration Application or come into the office to complete one in person. They may also obtain an application from any post office or library in the county, the Social Services office, or the MVA. Persons with a valid Maryland driver’s license or identification card may register online. Applications must be received three weeks before each election. Additionally, there is a same day registration option during early voting and on election day. For more information, go to the State Board of Elections Voter Registration.
No. As long as you keep your address current with your local election office, you will remain a registered voter in Maryland.
The voter registration deadline is 3 weeks before each election. New applications must be either hand-delivered, entered online, or mailed no later than 3 weeks before the election (must have valid postmark). Voters who are already registered and need to submit a change request (name, address, party, etc.) also have the option to fax the signed request to 410-535-5009. Change your voter information.
Go to the Voter Services website, or call the election office at 410-535-2214.
Lists of potential jurors are pulled from both voter registration and MVA records; therefore, anyone with a driver's license or MVA-issued Maryland ID card is eligible to be called for jury duty even if they are not registered to vote.
All voters in Calvert County may vote at the Early Voting Center at 30 Duke Street in Prince Frederick. For the 2022 election, two additional early voting sites will be added. Be on the lookout for more information. The early voting site is located in the old library, directly across the street from the post office. The voting room is on the lower level. The voting hours are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. each day.
Maryland polls are open on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The optimal voting hours are between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
If this information is not provided at the time of registration, identification will be required before voting can proceed. However, there are residency and identification requirements for same day registration.
Maryland's top two political parties, in their bylaws, declare who can vote in their primary election. A voter who insists on voting a different party ballot will be required to complete a provisional application and ballot. Then after the election, office staff will research to determine if a request was received before the deadline or if a clerical mistake was made. If neither situation applies, the ballot will be rejected. In any event, the voter will receive credit for voting.
Note: In a General Election, parties have no bearing and all voters may vote for any candidate, regardless of political affiliation.
You may view a copy of the ballot by entering your voter data on the voter services website and then clicking the link on the next page that appears.
Yes, provided the voter signs the Designation of Agent Form which authorizes the Election Board to give their ballot to you to take to them. For the voter's protection, the ballot will not be released without the properly executed Agent Form, which is available at the election office and online. See below for the necessary steps.
1. The agent picks up or downloads a Mail In Ballot Application as well as the Designation of Agent form.
2. The agent returns the voter's application and agent form in person after the voter has signed both forms. If properly completed and signed, the ballot will then be given to the agent to hand carry to the voter.
3. The voter's ballot may be returned in person by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day or by mail, bearing a postmark on Election Day.
In general, campaign signs fall under the purview of Free Speech. The Calvert County Election Board has no regulatory authority over the location of campaign signs except at polling places, early voting sites and ballot drop boxes. Signs at these areas can go up after 5pm the day before the site opens and must be taken down by 8am the day after the election (§ 10-101(a)(3)(iii) of the Election Law Article ).
The State Highway Administration (SHA) prohibits any and all signs in the State's right-of-way. For more information, visit www.roads.maryland.gov or call 410-841-5450, or 800-331-5603. Calvert County's Planning and Zoning Department follows the same guidelines as SHA for placement of signs on county roads. For more information, visit their web page to view the Zoning Ordinance (Chapter 6-8.02), or call 410-535-2348. The Towns of Chesapeake Beach (410-257-2230) and North Beach (410-257-9618), should be consulted if placing signs in either municipality. A candidate should report any theft or destruction of signs to the Sheriff's Office at 410-535-2800.
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Registered voters may call the Election Board office to request information and an application. In most cases, election judges are assigned to work in their own precinct or as close to home as possible. Training is required, for which each judge will paid $25 along with election pay. Judges are paid a minimum of $175 for each election or early voting day worked.