As you are well aware, November’s General Election is fast approaching, and it will be an election unlike any other we have ever experienced.

Regardless of what it says on your voter registration card, it is imperative that all Washington County residents pay close attention to news regarding November’s elections. There is too much at stake to sit this one out.

In addition to Presidential and Congressional races, there are also several state ballot questions. I encourage you to plan ahead for whatever voting method you plan to use and educate yourself on your voting rights.

If like me, you put your faith in voting in-person, be sure to make note of Washington County’s voting centers. Because of COVID-19, the Board of Elections has reduced the number of polling locations for early voting (80) and Election Day (315) statewide. Be sure you budget enough time for a longer trip to the polls and plan for long lines.

Washington County Information

In Washington County, early voting will be held from Monday, October 26th – Monday, November 2nd at the Washington County Election Center in Hagerstown.

On Election Day, the voting centers are:

  • Bester Elementary School
  • Boonsboro High School
  • Clear Spring High School
  • Girls Inc., Gym
  • Hancock Middle/Senior High School
  • North Hagerstown High School
  • Pleasant Valley Elementary School
  • Smithsburg Middle School
  • South Hagerstown High School
  • Washington County Election Center
  • Williamsport High School

In another change, as a Washington County resident, you can vote at any of the Washington County voting centers on Election Day.

Allegany County Information

In Allegany County, early voting will be held from Monday, October 26th – Monday, November 2nd at the Allegany County Office Complex, Room 100 on Kelly Road in Cumberland.

On Election Day, the voting centers are:

  • Allegany County Office Complex, Room 100
  • Allegany High School
  • Flintstone Volunteer Fire Department
  • Fort Hill High School
  • Mountain Ridge High School
  • Westmar Middle School

In another change, as an Allegany County resident, you can vote at any of the Allegany County voting centers on Election Day.

If you need assistance getting to the polls, regardless of your political affiliation, please contact me at (240) 362-7040.

If you choose to vote by mail, your request for a mail-in ballot must be received by the local board of elections by October 20th. There is no need to wait. You can make your request anytime. Once you receive your ballot, you may return it by mail (be sure it is postmarked on or before November 3rd) or return it to a designated dropbox by 8pm on Election Day.

For more details about how to vote, ballot questions, and more, you can visit the Maryland State Board of Elections website at www.elections.maryland.gov/2020, or reach out to me directly.

Please take the time to do your part to ensure a free and fair election this November.

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