Howard County will have two in-person voting locations for the 2020 Primary Election on June 2nd

The upcoming 2020 Primary in Maryland will be on June 2nd. Voting in this election will “primarily” be done through mail in ballots. If you are unable to vote by mail, you may vote in-person on election day, June 2, 2020, at a vote center in the jurisdiction where you live. The two locations where you can vote in person in Howard County will be:

The Bain Center
5470 Ruth Keeton Way
Columbia, MD 21044


Meadowbrook Athletic Complex
5001 Meadowbrook Lane
Ellicott City, MD 21043

There is also a ballot drop-off location in Howard County “If you want to drop off your voted ballot instead of mailing it, there are locations in each county where you can drop off your ballot. Take the sealed reply envelope with your voted ballot inside to a drop off location in the county where you live. The drop off locations will be available from Thursday, May 21st through Tuesday, June 2nd. Your ballot must be dropped off by 8 pm on Tuesday, June 2nd. Make sure your oath is signed or your ballot will not count“. The drop off location will be:

Howard County Board of Elections
9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Suite 200
Columbia, MD 21046

Here is the full guidance from the Maryland State Board of Elections on voting in the upcoming 2020 Primary:

Primary Election – June 2, 2020 7 am until 8 pm

This election will be primarily a “vote by mail” election. This means that we will automatically mail a ballot to all eligible voters. You should receive your ballot in early to mid May. You do not need to ask for a ballot to receive one.

We will mail your ballot to the address we have on file. If you want your ballot mailed to another address or download it from our website, please visit our Absentee Voting page. All mailed ballots included a return envelope and prepaid postage.

  • To reduce the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus, we recommend that voters who can vote by mail do so. Voted ballots must be postmarked on or before Tuesday, June 2, 2020.
  • Voters who prefer to drop off their ballots can do so at designated ballot drop off locations from – Thursday, May 21, 2020 through Tuesday, June 2, 2020.
  • If you are unable to vote by mail, you may vote in-person on election day, June 2, 2020, at a vote center in the jurisdiction where you live.

See our voter guide (PDF) for additional information.


Scott E

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