The Maryland State Board of Elections is publishing data of the number of mail-in ballots sent out and received for the 2020 Maryland Primary. Here is the data as of June 3rd:

Specific to Howard County…205,363 mail-in-ballots have been sent out and 65,141 ballots have been received. That makes a return rate of just under 32% (31.7%). The statewide average is just under 29.3% as of June 3rd.

According to the Howard County Times (via Jacob Calvin Meyer) “As of 9 p.m. Wednesday, at least 36,000 of the 59,000 mail ballots delivered to voters registered with a party had been counted”. So more ballots have been (and will be) received since that article was written and many more ballots are still to be counted before this election is over.

The Howard County Board of Education Primary Election Results As Of June 3rd will be changing over the next week as the additional ballots received so far are counted and new ballots continue to come into the the Howard County Board of Elections.

The Howard County Board of Elections has scheduled four additional dates to canvas incoming ballots via mail:

Thursday June 4, 2020 – 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Friday June 5, 2020 – 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Wednesday June 10, 2020 – 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Friday June 12, 2020 – 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM

As numbers are updated from Howard County Board of Elections and reported to the state I will put up the updates here on the blog. You can watch the changes here as well:

Scott E


  1. return percentage –

    May 30th
    Dem. 27.6%
    Rep. 23.6%
    Ind 10.1%

    June 3rd
    Dem. 39.0%
    Rep. 30.4%
    Ind. 14.4%

    Interesting increase by Dem.

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