Election Office

Mission Statement

To comply with the statutory obligations in the administration of elections and voter registration and to conduct elections in Allegany County that will protect the fundamental rights of citizens in a Democracy.

In support of this mission, we are committed to:

  • Serving as an agent for the federal and state government to fulfill mandated programs
  • Providing easy access for voter registration
  • Conducting fair and honest elections
  • Encouraging citizen awareness of, and participation in, the election process
  • Utilizing community resources as a vehicle for publicity and voter education

Please Contact Us With Questions

Contact the Office at 301-777-5931 for information on the following:

  • Casting Your Vote - Polling places hours, locations, sample ballots and how to vote by absentee ballot
  • Changing of Address and Party Affiliation
  • Precinct Maps
  • Registering to Vote - Requirements to register, deadlines
  • Voter Registration Applications
  • Voter Registration Statistics

Live-Stream of Canvass

The start of canvassing of the mail-in ballots will begin on May 21 at 9 a.m. The canvassing process and ballot reviews will be available to view via daily live-streams, please see the schedule below. For attendance purposes, please enter your name in the chat field.

Challenging A Ballot Remotely

The opportunity to make a challenge during canvassing is required by COMAR 33.08.01.08. The challenge must be made at the time the ballot or provisional ballot application is presented for acceptance or rejection. The right to challenge a ballot or provisional ballot application is waived if it is not made at this time. Board decisions will be made every Friday beginning at 3:00 p.m. during the canvass. An observer can indicate an intention to file a challenge via the chat on the video or by emailing bgordon@alleganygov.org. The observer must complete and email the Canvass Challenge Form to bgordon@alleganygov.org in PDF format. A completed challenge form must be submitted within 1 hour of indicating an intent to challenge. If the challenger does not provide the completed form within 1 hour, the local board shall proceed as if there was no challenge to the ballot or provisional ballot application. 

The schedule is as follows:  Please note that this schedule will be updated as needed and may change at any time depending on how many ballots have been received.                                        

Date

Time

Watch

Process

 June 4, 2020

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Livestream 1

Open, Review Ballots

 

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Livestream 2

Scanning Ballots

 June 5, 2020

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Livestream 1

Open, Review Ballots


9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Livestream 2

Scanning Ballots


3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Livestream 3

Board Decisions

 June 8, 2020

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Livestream 1

Open, Review Ballots


9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Livestream 2

Scanning Ballots

 June 9, 2020

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Livestream 1

Open, Review Ballots

 

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Livestream 2

Scanning Ballots

 June 10, 2020

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Livestream 1

Open, Review Ballots

 

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Livestream 2

Scanning Ballots

June 11, 2020

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Livestream 1

Open, Review Ballots

 

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Livestream 2

Scanning Ballots

June 12, 2020

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Livestream 1

Open, Review Ballots

 

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Livestream 2

Scanning Ballots

 

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Livestream 3

Board Decisions