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Voters can request an absentee ballot be sent by mail or fax until the Tuesday before the election, or by internet by the Friday before the election. Voters can have their agent apply for an absentee ballot until the polls close on Election Day.

If you hand deliver your ballot, you must deliver it to your local board of elections by 8 pm on election day.

If you mail your ballot, the envelope must be postmarked on or before primary election day (June 26, 2018) or general election day (November 6, 2018) and received by your local board of elections by 10 am on July 6, 2018 (for the primary election) or November 16, 2018 (for the general election).

FROM THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS WEBSITE

Yes. You can designate someone to be your agent. This person will take your completed absentee ballot application to your local board of elections, pick up your ballot, and deliver it to you. To get your ballot this way, you and your agent must complete the Absentee Ballot: Designation of Agent Form(Papeleta de Votante Ausente: Formulario para Designar un Representante). This form can also be obtained from your local board of elections.

STATE LAW

Maryland

Md. Election Law Code Ann. § 9-305

Voters can request an absentee ballot be sent by mail or fax until the Tuesday before the election, or by internet by the Friday before the election. Voters can have their agent apply for an absentee ballot until the polls close on Election Day.

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Check if you are registered to vote at vote.org or at https://elections.maryland.gov/voter_registration/index.html

You and your agent must complete the Absentee Ballot: Designation of Agent Form(Papeleta de Votante Ausente: Formulario para Designar un Representante). This form can also be obtained from your local board of elections.

Voters can request an absentee ballot be sent by mail or fax until the Tuesday before the election, or by internet by the Friday before the election. Voters can have their agent apply for an absentee ballot until the polls close on Election Day.

There are instructions with your ballot. Please review the instructions carefully before starting to vote.

If you received your ballot by mail or fax, you need a black pen to vote. Review your ballot before voting as your ballot may be multiple pages. Carefully fill in the oval to the left of your choice, and do not vote for more candidates than the number specified in the contest heading. If you wish, you may vote for fewer candidates than specified.

If you download your ballot from the State's website, you can print the blank ballot and mark your ballot by hand.

Do not sign your name or make any other mark on your ballot.

Write-in voting is only allowed in general elections. A general election ballot has spaces for write-in votes. To cast a write-in vote by hand, fill in the oval to the left of the space for the write-in vote, and write the first and last names of the person in the appropriate space.

You must mail or hand deliver your absentee ballot to your local board of elections. You cannot email or fax your voted absentee ballot or take your voted ballot to an early voting center or a polling place.

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