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    COVID-19 and the Upcoming Elections

    LWVAAC's Voters' Guide for the 2020 Primary Election is now available. 

    Click on the above image to download the Voters' Guide for Anne Arundel County.  If you choose to print a copy, please be sure to select the "Scale to Fit" setting on your printer.  

    Hard copies are also available by request.  Email your mailing address to votersvc@lwvaacmd.org.

    The schedules for Maryland’s spring elections have changed due to the ongoing pandemic.

    The following information for Maryland's Primary Election is current as of April 15, 2020.  

    For ongoing updates and FAQs, please see also the Maryland State Board of Elections website or the Anne Arundel County Board of Elections website.

     


    HOW TO VOTE IN MARYLAND’S 2020 PRIMARY ELECTION

    MAIL-IN AND ABSENTEE BALLOTS

    In early to mid May, the Board of Elections will mail a ballot and postage-paid return envelope to the address listed on the registration record of all eligible, active voters.

    Registered voters who have missed voting in the past four years or whose mail has been returned to the Board of Elections may be deemed inactive. To ensure timely receipt of a ballot, voters are encouraged to verify their registration record with the Board of Elections. Go online to voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/OnlineVoterRegistration.  May 27 is the deadline to update a voter registration record and receive a mail-in ballot.  

    A Maryland registered voter may choose to vote absentee instead of by mail-in ballot. The absentee ballot can be delivered electronically (downloaded and printed) or mailed to a different address than the one listed on the voter’s registration record. Go online to elections.maryland.gov/voting/absentee.htmlMay 26 is the deadline to request mail delivery of an absentee ballot; the last day to request an absentee ballot by download is May 29. Return postage is not provided for absentee ballots.

    VOTING BY MAIL & PARTY AFFILIATION

    Registered voters will receive a Republican or Democratic ballot if they are affiliated with one of those parties. (Click here to learn about Maryland’s closed primary system). Voters not affiliated with the Republican or Democratic party will receive a ballot by mail only if there is a nonpartisan contest, such as a Board of Education election, in their voting district.

    RETURN BALLOT BY MAIL OR SECURE DROPBOX

    The Board of Elections mailing will contain instructions for marking the ballot and completing the return envelope. Follow the instructions carefully. Seal the voted ballot in the envelope and be sure to sign the oath. Keep a record of the date the voted ballot is returned.

    To be counted, a voted ballot must be accompanied by a signed oath and the return envelope must be postmarked on or before June 2 or deposited in a secure dropbox no later than 8 p.m. on June 2. Dropboxes will be located at in-person voting centers (see below) and at the Anne Arundel County Board of Elections, 6740 Baymeadow Drive, Glen Burnie, MD 21060, from May 21 through June 2. Voters are encouraged to return ballots before the deadline.

    Protect your vote. Seal the envelope. Sign the oath. Observe the deadlines. Put the return envelope directly in the U.S. mail or in a Board of Elections dropbox. Do not allow another person to collect your ballot.

    LIMITED IN-PERSON VOTING

    Due to the highly contagious nature of COVID-19, voters are strongly encouraged to use in-person voting only if it is not possible to vote by mail.

    Voters who need to use a ballot marking device, those registering to vote for the first time, and those who did not receive a ballot but believe they are registered, will be able to vote on Election Day, June 2, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at in-person voting centers. Locations are listed below.

    Odenton Regional Library

    1325 Annapolis Road, Odenton 21113 

    Glen Burnie Regional Library

    1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie 21060

    Severna Park Community Library

    45 W. McKinsey Rd, Severna Park 21146

    Roger “Pip” Moyer Recreation Center

    273 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis 21403

     


    How Will These Changes Affect You?

    Different groups of voters will be affected differently by these changes. Visit the topics below for information relating to specific groups of voters.


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    Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 02:00 PM · 2 rsvps
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    Online Discussion June2020

    Join Us For A Virtual Book Discussion!

    Wednesday, June 10, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m.

    Ligon tells the story of her mother, Evelyn T. Butts, a fearless and spirited community activist and voting rights champion. It is the story of a fight for basic American rights from the perspective of one who lived through oppression and fought for change. Mrs. Butts challenged Virginia's poll tax. The case made it to the US Supreme Court and in March 1966, Justices voted 6-3 to end the poll tax…in all elections.

    While Anne Arundel County libraries remain closed, the book is available on Amazon and Kindle. Allow extra delivery time if you are ordering from Amazon.

    RSVP if you plan to participate, and we'll send you the information you'll need to join us online.  Enjoy the book!

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    Welcome2020

    In her New Years 2020 message to members, LWVAAC President Alfa Stevens provided links to Anne Arundel County government publications and budget hearing meeting dates.

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  • Civic Participation Benefits All

    On Sunday, December 1, 2019, The Capital published an opinion piece by League President Alfa Stevens about the value of civic participation.  Please click here to read it online or see below for an excerpt.  https://www.capitalgazette.com/opinion/columns/ac-ce-column-stevens-20191201-6gqa2lk7rrdqjheayil6zvo62m-story.html     THE FOREGOING LINK IS A DIRECT WAY TO GET A READABLE COPY OF THE OP ED.  

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