If you are planning to vote in Howard County on Election Day (November 3rd) in the 2020 General Election here are some things you should know:

When can you vote?

Election Day Vote Centers will be open from 7am to 8pm on November 3, 2020.

Any Howard County voter can vote at any vote center on Election Day.

Where can you vote?

Lisbon Elementary School- Cafeteria and Gym
15901 Frederick Road
Lisbon, MD 21797

Glenelg High School- Cafeteria and Gym
14025 Burntwoods Road
Glenelg, MD 21737

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

Mount Hebron High School- Cafeteria and Gym
9440 Old Frederick Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Centennial High School- Cafeteria and Gym
4300 Centennial Lane
Ellicott City, MD 21042

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

Howard High School- Auxiliary Gym and Gym
8700 Old Annapolis Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Elkridge Landing Middle School- Cafeteria and Gym
7085 Montgomery Road
Elkridge, MD 21075

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

Oakland Mills High School- Auxiliary Gym and Gym
9410 Kilimanjaro Road
Columbia, MD 21045

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

River Hill High School- Cafe
12101 Clarksville Pike
Clarksville, MD 21029

Atholton High School- Cafeteria and Gym
6520 Freetown Road
Columbia, MD 21044

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

Hammond High School- Gym
8800 Guilford Road
Columbia, MD 21046

Patuxent Valley Middle School- Cafeteria and Gym
9151 Vollmerhausen Road
Jessup, MD 20794

Laurel Woods Elementary School- Gym and Gym 2
9250 North Laurel Road
Laurel, MD 20723

Here is a map created by the Howard County Board of Elections with each location:

When will we get the results of the election?

Results from mail-in ballots, early voting and election day will begin coming in on election night. Polls close at 8:00pm so I would expect some results to begin coming in within an hour after the polls close and hopefully we get all of the results (up to that point) later in the evening. We will not know the final results for a while. Here is the mail-in ballot canvas schedule after election day:

  • Thursday November 5, 2020 – Opening/Scanning of Mail-In Ballots – Lake Elkhorn Gymnasium & Board of Elections Office
  • Sunday November 8, 2020 – Opening/Scanning of Mail-In Ballots – Lake Elkhorn Gymnasium & Board of Elections Office
  • Thursday November 12, 2020 @ 9:00 AM – Provisional Canvass & Opening/Scanning of Mail-In Ballots – Lake Elkhorn Gymnasium & Board of Elections Office
  • Friday November 13, 2020 – Opening/Scanning of Mail-In Ballots – Lake Elkhorn Gymnasium & Board of Elections Office

Dates are subject to change at any time due to workload and/or availability of resources. Please monitor this website for up-to-date information on canvassing of ballots in Howard County

Local races to watch:

The Board of Education races and Judge of the Circuit Court race are the ones I will be watching closely (obviously the national races as well…but I am talking local stuff in this post).

Two races we can probably call right now: Howard County Board of Education races in District 2 and District 3. I do not expect either of those races to be close at the end of the day tomorrow.

Three Board of Education races (District 1, District 4 and District 5) will be interesting to see how they play out. I have guesses for each race but will keep that close hold for now.

The race for Judge of the Circuit Court in Howard County should be interesting as well. I think it has the possibility to be very close.

It is possible that all four of those races may not be decided on election night (depending on how close each race is that evening). I can not recommend highly enough that you get out and vote (either today during the final day of early voting or tomorrow).

Howard County is leading the way with voter turnout (by % of eligible voters)…so keep it up!!!

If you are looking for additional information…be sure to check out:  https://scotteblog.com/hocoboe-in-2020/

I will be posting updates on Scott E’s Blog Facebook page as I get time Tuesday night when the results come it. I will do a recap on the blog on Wednesday morning of where things stand at that time and what to watch for in the coming days after the election.

Scott E

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