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Absentee Ballot Deadline

March 8th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

The deadline to request by mail, fax, or email an absentee ballot for the 2012 Presidential Primary Election is Tuesday, March 27, 2012.  Any registered voter in Maryland may request and vote by absentee ballot. 

A voter who wishes to vote by absentee ballot must request an absentee ballot in writing and sign the request.  An application can be printed from the State Board of Elections’ website at www.elections.state.md.us/voting/absentee.html or requested by telephone, in writing, or in person at the Allegany County Board of Elections.  To request an absentee ballot application from the Allegany County Board of Elections, call 301-777-5931 or visit the office at 701 Kelly Road, Suite 213, Cumberland, MD from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The Allegany County Board of Elections must receive a completed and signed absentee ballot application:

If mailed, by 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 27, 2012

If faxed or emailed, by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, March 27, 2012

After Tuesday, March 27, 2012, all requests for an absentee ballot must be made in person at the Allegany County Board of Elections.  After March 27th, the late application for absentee ballot will be posted at www.elections.state.md.us/voting/absentee.html, but a voter must submit the late application in person at the Allegany County Board of Elections at 701 Kelly Road, Suite 213, Cumberland, MD from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

The 2012 Presidential Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, and the 2012 Presidential General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.  Starting the 2nd Saturday before the election through the Thursday before the election, voters can vote in person at the designated early voting center(s) in their county of residence.  Early voting locations and hours and additional election-related information and dates are available at www.elections.state.md.us/voting/early_voting.html.

For more information, please contact Allegany County Board of Elections at 301-777-5931 or the State Board of Elections at 1-800-222-VOTE (8683) or www.elections.state.md.us.

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