Senator Antonio Hayes – District 40
Your vote matters! Please make your plan to vote NOW!
Register to Vote or Check Your Registration!
✔️ If you need to register to vote or change your voter information, you can do so here. Remember to register by Tuesday, October 13th!
✔️ Want to double check that your voting information is accurate? You can check by going here.
Vote by Mail
You must proactively REQUEST your mail-in ballot and can RETURN your mail-in ballot in a number of ways:
✔️ Online: You can request a mail-in ballot NOW by going to https://elections.maryland.gov/
✔️ Mail: OR return your mail-in ballot request form that will be sent to all registered voters between August 24th and 31st. You can fill out the request and send it back before October 20th (the sooner the better).
✔️ Receive your ballot: The Board of Elections will mail requested ballots out 30-45 days before Election Day.
✔️ Return your ballot: Once you fill out your mail-in ballot you can send it back via the mail OR drop it off at one of the Drop Boxes in the City that will be co-located with Voting Centers. Ballots must be postmarked by November 3rd or dropped in a Drop Box by 8:00pm on November 3rd. Baltimore City will host 31 Drop Boxes around the City, you can see that full list here.
✔️ Track your ballot: You can track your ballot, from the Board of Elections to your home and back again, by going here and scrolling down to “Status of My Mailed-in or Provisional Ballots.”
Vote in Person
✔️ Vote Early: Baltimore City will host 8 Early Voting Centers, all of which will be open for Early Voting from MONDAY, OCTOBER 26th through MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd, from 7:00am to 8:00pm. You can see the full list here.
✔️ Vote on November 3rd: Baltimore City will have 24 Voting Centers where any City voter can cast a ballot on Election Day, November 3, 2020, from 7:00am until 8:00pm. You can see the full list here.
Frequently Asked Questions
– What if I request a mail-in ballot then decide I would rather vote in person? Your in-person vote would be marked as “provisional” on Election Day and not counted until the Board of Elections is certain you did not also return your mail-in ballot.
– Are we certain that people won’t be able to vote twice? Yes, see above. What is more, the Board of Elections found no evidence of voter fraud in the June Primary.
– How secure is the Drop Box? The Board of Elections ensures that all drop boxes are monitored via video camera and BOE staff check them twice a day in person.
– Will election results be delayed due to so many people voting by mail? While it will take longer to count the ballots, the Board of Elections staff will begin “canvassing” ballots that have returned in mid-October and sequester the results until after the Election. The Board of Elections is anticipating an increase in voter participation – likely 85% – and it is critical that they have the ability to ensure an accurate count. This is just a greater reason to return your mail-in ballot as soon as you receive it!
– The form to apply for a mail-in ballot is confusing and convoluted. If you are having trouble requesting your mail-in ballot online, please call the Baltimore City Board of Elections and they will help you troubleshoot: (410) 396-5550