The schedules for Maryland’s spring elections have been changed due to the ongoing pandemic. For ongoing information about both elections, please see the Maryland State Board of Elections website.
Any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot. It's a good way to vote if you prefer not to go to an early voting center or to your polling place. Information on absentee ballots is given below. For additional facts on this process, please see the Q&A section on absentee ballots on the Board of Elections’ website.
Special General Election, Congressional District 7
Election day: Tuesday, April 28, 2020
This election to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Elijah Cummings will be a mail-in election only. Absentee ballots will be sent to all 7th district voters who are eligible to vote in this election. Ballots are expected to be mailed out beginning in late March.
When completing the absentee ballot from the state, please be sure sign the oath, which will be on the envelope. Depending on when they are received, ballots without signatures may not be able to be counted.
Voted ballots must be postmarked on or before April 28, 2020.
Deadlines for Voter Registration:
By Mail: Tuesday, April 7, 2020
In-Person: Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Online: Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Presidential Primary Election
Election Day: Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Early Voting: Thursday, May 21 through Thursday, May 28, 2020
The primary election has been delayed. It is still planned as an in-person election, but mail-in ballots (absentee ballots) are also allowed. Additional details are expected on April 3, read the Governor's proclamation here. LWVMD and other groups submitted recommendations to the Governor in a letter on March 18th, which you can read here.
Deadlines for Voter Registration:
By Mail: Tuesday, May 12, 2020
In-Person: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 (plus same-day registration at the polls on June 2)
Online: Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Deadlines for Mail-in Voting (Absentee Ballots):
Requests by mail for absentee ballots: May 26, 2020
Electronic requests for absentee ballots: May 29, 2020
Return postmark on voted ballots: June 2, 2020
More on Absentee Ballots
Absentee ballots may be requested as follows:
- Request one online (requires Maryland driver’s license or MVA-issued ID card).
- Download and print an application if you do not have one of the above IDs.
- Go to your local Board of Elections if you don’t have a cell phone or computer access (when it is again safe to do so).
After you receive your absentee ballot:
- Read the directions carefully.
- Complete your ballot and place it in the return envelope.
- Sign the oath on the envelope.
- Depending on when they are received, ballots without signatures may not be able to be counted.
- Return your ballot.
Options for returning your absentee ballot:
- Mail your voted ballot to the address that comes with it. Ballots must be postmarked by June 2.
- Deliver your voted ballot by hand to your local Board of Elections by 8 pm on Election Day.
- Take your voted ballot to an early voting center or to the polls by the time the polls close on Election Day.
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Members and guests are welcome to attend LWVAAC's annual membership meeting and luncheon. The primary purpose of the meeting is for members to provide direction to the Board of Directors, by electing officers, approving a budget, voting on program proposals and generally voicing their opinions.
Our luncheon speaker will be Kathleen Koch, Executive Director for Arundel Community Development Services, Inc. (ACDS), a nonprofit housing and community development agency established to create and retain affordable housing opportunities.
Kathleen M. Koch received her M.S. in Applied Public Affairs and her B.S. in Planning from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She was instrumental in the creation of ACDS and has shepherded the organization from an agency with an annual operating budget of $3 million to an organization with an annual operating budget of over $12 million. ACDS serves as Anne Arundel County’s Housing and Community Development agency responsible for planning and developing projects with public and private funds that serve the County’s low and moderate income residents and communities. In addition to the creation of new affordable homeownership units, ACDS has helped to create and retain over 2,000 affordable rental units in the County. As the Executive Director for the agency responsible for administering HUD funding, Ms. Koch oversees the County’s efforts to affirmatively further fair housing. In addition, she has been a key player in the regional efforts to overcome impediments to fair housing.
Ms. Koch is a 2006 Fannie Mae Foundation Fellow and a graduate of the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She also received the “Housing Person of the Year Award” in 2013 for her statewide efforts to promote affordable housing. She has served on many committees representing the County Executive and received various awards from the National Association of Counties, the American Planning Association, and various historic preservation associations.
LWVAAC has the following position on affordable housing, adopted in 1992:
Action to secure affordable housing for low and very low income residents and special populations in Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis.
1. rehabilitation of the existing housing supply to maintain the stock of affordable housing;
2. meeting the housing and human service needs of special populations including, but not limited to the homeless;
3. increasing opportunities for people of low or moderate income;
4. ensuring an adequate stock of subsidized housing, and rental assistance and services to low and very low income persons.WHENApril 18, 2020 at 11amWHERECafe Mezzanotte
760 Governor Ritchie Hwy
Severna Park, MD 21146
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Out of concern over COVID-19, this program will no longer take place on Thursday, April 9. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience and stay well!
To celebrate 100 years of women voting, Anne Arundel County Public Libraries and the League of Women Voters of Anne Arundel County will host a screening of Iron Jawed Angels.The film is a moving tribute to the suffragists who worked tirelessly for passage of the 19th Amendment granting American women the right to vote. Not a documentary, this award-winning HBO production dramatizes the final decade of a 70 year battle, led by the younger Alice Paul (Hilary Swank), Lucy Burns (Frances O’Connor), and the elder activist Carrie Catt (Anjelica Houston). (NR, 2004).
This film showing is made possible through funding from the Anne Arundel County Library Foundation. It is free and open to the public. Click here for additional information.WHENApril 09, 2020 at 6pmWHEREEastport-Annapolis Neck Library
269 Hillsmere Dr
Annapolis, MD 21403
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LWVAAC welcomes you! All persons aged 16 or older are invited to become a full voting member of our county League as well as the League of Women Voters of Maryland and the League of Women Voters of the United States.
Our annual membership dues are $65 for an individual and $95 for a household (two people at the same address). Membership is FREE for students aged 16-30 who are currently enrolled in an accredited institution. Our membership year runs from July 1 to June 30.
By authorizing payment of the annual membership dues, you affirm that you are at least 16 years of age and that you subscribe to the policy and purposes of the League of Women Voters.
As an organization, the League of Women Voters adheres to a strict nonpartisan policy. It does not support or oppose any political party or candidate. The purposes of the League of Women Voters are to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation in government and to act only on public policy issues that have been studied by its membership.
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Donations to the Education Fund make it possible for LWVAAC to host candidate forums, print Voters' Guides, offer public programs and register voters in Anne Arundel County. We are grateful for your contribution of any amount as we work to achieve the League of Women Voters' nonpartisan mission:
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The League of Women Voters only advocates on an issue after its members have studied all sides and reached consensus. This consensus process occurs at the local, state and national level. The League of Women Voters of Anne Arundel County has adopted the following positions through study and consensus:
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General Assembly SB 214 Anne Arundel County - Watershed Protection and Restoration Program - Exemption (Anne Arundel County Rain Tax Exemption Act of 2014)
The League of Women Voters has a long history of publishing unbiased Voters’ Guides which provide each candidate equal opportunity to voice their positions in their own words. All qualified candidates who have filed with the Maryland State Board of Elections are invited to participate.
The Anne Arundel County Voters' Guide for the 2018 General Election is now available for download.
Print copies of the Voters' Guide will be distributed to county public libraries, senior centers and other community centers, and are available upon request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your mailing address and allow time for postal delivery. The General Election is on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, from 7 AM to 8 PM.
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ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY VOTERS' GUIDE ARCHIVES
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Legislative District 32 Candidate Forum
October 17, 2018 at Ark & Dove Presbyterian Church in Odenton, MD. Moderated by Josh Kurtz.
October 11, 2018 at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church in Severna Park, MD. Moderated by Terence Smith.
October 10, 2018 at Congregation Kneseth Israel in Annapolis, MD. Moderated by Christopher Nelson.
May 15, 2018 panel presentation featuring Joe Torres, Nikki Charlson and John T. Willis. Video courtesy of Anne Arundel Community College Instructional Design Team.
2017 Annapolis Mayoral Candidate Forum
Conversation with County Executive Schuh 9-12-2015
2014 County Executive Candidate Forum
Rising Seas, Rising Concern: How will climate change affect Anne Arundel County?
Improving Criminal Justice & Corrections in MarylandRegional Transit InitiativeLaw Making and Civic ParticipationVoting in a Digital Age2013 Mayoral