Absentee voting deadline nears -- Gazette.Net


The deadline for Maryland voters who would like to get an absentee ballot for the Nov. 6 election is Oct. 30.

Written requests must be received by the Frederick County Board of Elections by 8 p.m. on Oct. 30. Requests also can be faxed to 301-600-2344 or emailed to electionboard@frederickcountymd.gov by 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 30.

Requests must include the applicant’s name, date of birth, Frederick County address, the address they want their ballot sent to if it’s different from their Frederick County address, a daytime telephone number and signature.

The application for an absentee ballot can be found online at www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/elections. Click on the link at the left side of the page for “Absentee Ballot Information”.

Voters picking up an absentee ballot must do so in person on weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., though applications to request an absentee ballot may be picked up or dropped off by someone other than the voter.

The elections office is in the basement of Winchester Hall, at 12 E. Church St., in Frederick.

For more information, the elections office can be reached at 301-600-8683 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.