There are five early voting centers (for those wishing to vote in person) in Howard County for the 2020 General Election. Here is the list and dates they are open:

Howard County Board of Elections- 2020 Presidential Election Early Voting Centers

Early Voting Centers will be open from 7am to 8pm from October 26 through November 2, 2020.

Any Howard County voter can vote at any Early Voting Center.

Marriotts Ridge High School- Auxiliary Gym and Gym
12100 Woodford Drive
Marriottsville, MD 21104

Meadowbrook Athletic Complex- Multi-Purpose Room
5001 Meadowbrook Lane
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Long Reach High School-Auxiliary Gym and Gym
6101 Old Dobbin Lane
Columbia, MD 21045

Wilde Lake High School- Cafeteria and Gym
5460 Trumpeter Road
Columbia, MD 21044

Reservoir High School- Auxiliary Gym and Gym
11550 Scaggsville Road
Fulton, MD 20759

You can view that list here from the Howard County Board of Elections:

You can visit the Howard County Board of Elections webpage here:

I created a handy dandy Google Map for those interested:

I expect many if not most people will be voting by mail…but I do also expect great many people will want to vote in person during the General Election in 2020. If that is you…consider voting early. The lines are MUCH shorter and it is generally much quicker to do so early than on election day.

I will miss voting at Ridgely’s Run Community Center this year (that has been my place to vote early in the past). I loved that place…always quiet and very easy….maybe why it did not make the list this year.

I will probably go over to Long Reach this year (I mean my kid did graduate from that High School and it is pretty close to home…so that might be my spot this year).

I will try and make it out to all five locations for photos during early voting (depending on my work schedule). Worry not…I will be well social distanced while taking photos at those locations. I will be interested to see what the various candidates do at the early voting centers…and it is always good to get photos during that time frame here in Howard County.

If you are looking for additional information…especially on the candidates running for Howard County Board of Education…be sure to check out this link:

Scott E


  1. It did not make the list because it is too small for social distancing. Not all locations allowed us to use them this election due to COVID.

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