How do I request a ballot be mailed to me? You must request your mail-in ballot from the State Board of Elections or our local Calvert board in Prince Frederick by 10/20/2020. Most eligible voters should have gotten an application for mail-in ballot with a postage paid return envelope in August. Mail-in ballots requested began being mailed starting in late September. There is no need for postage to return your ballot by mail. Mail it back as soon as you get it, don’t wait. Make sure your oath is signed or your ballot will not count.
Where do I drop off my ballot, if I don’t want to mail it? Drop boxes are available 24/7 at these locations through 8pm on Nov 3: Northern High School, Huntingtown High School, Calvert High School, Patuxant High School, the Community Resources Building 30 Duke Street, Prince Frederick (Across from Post Office), the Southern Community Center in Lusby and the Northeast Community Center on Gordon Stinnett Ave in Chesapeake Beach. Drop boxes will be locked at 8pm on Nov 3. Note, drop boxes are under video surveillance.
When & where can I vote early in person from 10/26 to 11/2? from Monday 10/26 to Monday 11/2 from 7am to 8pm at the Community Resources Bldg, 30 Duke Street, Prince Frederick (across from Post Office). For shortest wait time, try voting over the weekend.
When & where can I vote on election day Nov 3, 2020 from 7am to 8pm? Northern High School, Huntingtown High School, Calvert High School, Patuxant High School and the Community Resources Building 30 Duke Street, Prince Frederick (Across from Post Office). For shortest wait time, try voting between 10am and 3pm.
For any in-person voting, you will have to for social distance 6 feet apart and wear a mask. You will likely see a line outside, since they will limit the number of voters inside at one time. It will move fast though.
Why should I vote? Who should I vote for? Remember, there are countries in the world where people DO NOT have the right and privilege of open and free elections. If you are indeed a patriotic citizen of the United States, it is your civic responsibility to vote and do so in an educated manner. If you have time to scroll social media, check Tic Tock or watch TV, you have a few minutes to research the candidates so you are not just picking the name you recognize or the people with your same party affiliation as you. Google the candidates name, visit their Facebook page or web site, check the local Calvert Recorder or free local newspapers, etc… Especially in the local elections, you are selecting people who will be in their job for years and make decisions that will affect your daily life. The 5 Board of Education members are the ones that vote on how and when to reopen Calvert County Public Schools during this age of COVID.
Most information above is obtained from the official Maryland State Board of Elections information on voting web site. Please share this info and our web site if you find it helpful. www.huntingtowncitizensassociation.com
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