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BALTIMORE COUNTY— COVID has canceled many events this year, but the General Election will not one one of them.

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Maryland Speaker of the House Adrienne Jones (D-10, Baltimore County), and Katie Brown, Director of the Baltimore County Board of Elections have provided updates on the upcoming November 3 General Election, highlighting how residents can safely and securely cast their ballots by mail, ballot drop boxes, early voting, or on Election Day.

“Protecting the right to vote is fundamental to the strength and stability of our democracy. our democracy. With less than 100 days until the General Election, we’re urging residents to make their plan to vote now,” said Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski.

“We’re thankful for all our state and local partners who remain committed to ensuring that Baltimore County’s residents can vote safely and securely — so they can make their voices heard without compromising their health.”

VOTING BY MAIL

To date, the Baltimore County Board of Elections has received 65,592 requests for mail-in ballots. According to Boards of Elections officials, ballots will be in the mail beginning the first week of October.

The Board is currently projecting a turnout of 75 percent of registered voters—more than 419,000 residents.

Residents who receive their ballot by mail may submit their ballot by the following methods:

Hand deliver your ballot. You must deliver it to the local board of elections by 8:00 p.m. on November 3, 2020, or you may take it to an early voting center, an Election Day vote center, or a ballot drop off box, or a polling place before the polls close.

Mail your ballot. If you mail your voted ballot, make sure that the envelope is postmarked on or before general election day (November 3, 2020). Your voted ballot must be received by your local board of elections by 10:00 a.m. on November 13, 2020.

Drop your ballot at a ballot drop off box. Voters will have an option to submit their ballots via ballot boxes that will be placed at 13 locations throughout the County.

BALLOT DROP BOXES

Baltimore County is providing 13 secure ballot drop boxes, one at each of the 11 Early Voting locations and additional dropboxes at the Board of Elections office in Hunt Valley and at Hereford High School. Dropboxes will be under 24-hour security. Residents can drop their ballot at any location.

Beginning the first week of October, ballot drop-off boxes will be available at the following locations:

Arbutus Recreation Center: 865 Sulphur Spring Road, Halethorpe, MD 21227

Baltimore County Board of Elections, 11112 Gilroy Rd, Hunt Valley, MD 21031

Hereford High School 17301 York Rd, Parkton, MD 21120

Honeygo Run Community Center: 9033 Honeygo Boulevard, Perry Hall, MD 21128

Jacksonville Recreation Center: at Sweet Air Park, 3605 B Sweet Air Road, Jacksonville, MD 21131

Oregon Ridge Lodge: 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030

County Campus Metro Centre at Owings Mills: 10302 Grand Central Avenue, 3rd Floor Owings Mills, Maryland 21117

Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center: 323 Sollers Point Road, Dundalk, MD 21222

Randallstown Community Center: 3505 Resource Drive, Randallstown, MD 21133

Reisterstown Senior Center at Hannah More Park: 12035 Reisterstown Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136

Towson University – South Campus Pavilion: 1 Auburn Drive, Towson, MD 21252

Victory Villa Community Center: 404 Compass Road East, Middle River, MD 21220

Woodlawn Community Center: 2120 Gwynn Oak Avenue, Gwynn Oak, MD 21207

EARLY VOTING CENTERS

Early Voting in Maryland has been extended and will now run from Monday, October 26, 2020 through Monday, November 2, 2020; 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM at the following locations:

Arbutus Recreation Center: 865 Sulphur Spring Road, Halethorpe, MD 21227

Honeygo Run Community Center: 9033 Honeygo Boulevard, Perry Hall, MD 21128

Jacksonville Recreation Center: at Sweet Air Park, 3605 B Sweet Air Road, Jacksonville, MD 21131

Oregon Ridge Lodge: 113401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030

County Campus Metro Centre at Owings Mills: 10302 Grand Central Avenue, 3rd Floor Owings Mills, Maryland 21117

Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center: 323 Sollers Point Road, Dundalk, MD 21222

Randallstown Community Center: 3505 Resource Drive, Randallstown, MD 21133

Reisterstown Senior Center at Hannah More Park: 12035 Reisterstown Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136

Towson University – South Campus Pavilion: 1 Auburn Drive, Towson, MD 21252

Victory Villa Community Center: 404 Compass Road East, Middle River, MD 21220

Woodlawn Community Center: 2120 Gwynn Oak Avenue, Gwynn Oak, MD 21207

Residents wishing to vote early can vote at any early-voting location.

GENERAL ELECTION VOTING SITES

Baltimore County will operate 42 in-person voting sites on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020 from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM at the following locations:

Arbutus Recreation Center – 865 Sulphur Spring Road, Baltimore 21227

Catonsville High – 421 Bloomsbury Avenue, Baltimore 21228

Catonsville Middle – 2301 Edmondson Avenue, Baltimore 21228

Chatsworth School – 222 New Avenue, Reisterstown 21136

Chesapeake High – 1801 Turkey Point Road, Baltimore 21221

Colgate Elementary – 401 51st Street, Baltimore 21224

County Campus Metro Centre at Owings Mills – 10302 Grand Central Avenue, 3rd Floor, Owings Mills 21117

Dulaney High – 255 Padonia Road, Lutherville/Timonium 21093

Dundalk High – 1901 Delvale Avenue, Baltimore 21222

Eastern Technical High – 1100 Mace Avenue, Baltimore 21221

Franklin High – 12000 Reisterstown Road, Reisterstown 21136

George Washington Carver Center for Arts & Technology — 938 York Road, Baltimore 21204

Hereford High – 17301 York Road, Parkton 21120

Honeygo Elementary — 4816 E. Joppa Road, Perry Hall 21128

Honeygo Run Community Center – 9033 Honeygo Boulevard, Perry Hall 21128

Jacksonville Recreation Center at Sweet Air Park – 3605 B Sweet Air Road, Jacksonville 21131

Lansdowne Elementary – 2301 Alma Road, Baltimore 21227

Loch Raven High — 1212 Cowpens Avenue, Baltimore 21286

Milford Mill Academy — 3800 Washington Avenue, Baltimore 21244

New Town High – 4931 New Town Boulevard, Owings Mills 21117

Oregon Ridge Lodge – 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville 21030

Orems Elementary – 711 High Villa Road, Baltimore 21221

Overlea High – 5401 Kenwood Avenue, Baltimore 21206

Owings Mills High – 124 Tollgate Road, Owings Mills 21117

Parkville High – 2600 Putty Hill Avenue, Baltimore 21234

Patapsco High – 8100 Wise Avenue, Baltimore 21222

Perry Hall High – 4601 Ebenezer Road, Baltimore 21236

Pikesville High – 7621 Labyrinth Road, Baltimore 21208

Randallstown Community Center – 3605 Resource Drive, Randallstown 21133

Randallstown High – 4000 Offutt Road, Randallstown 21133

Red House Run Elementary – 1717 Weyburn Road, Baltimore 21237

Reisterstown Senior Center at Hannah More Park – 12035 Reisterstown Road, Reisterstown 21136

Seventh District Elementary – 20300 York Road, Parkton 21120

Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center – 323 Sollers Point Road, Baltimore 21222

Sparrows Point High – 7400 North Point Road, Baltimore 21219

Towson High – 69 Cedar Avenue, Baltimore 21286

Towson University South Campus Pavilion – 1 Auburn Drive, Towson21252

Victory Villa Community Center – 404 Compass Road East, Baltimore21220

Vincent Farms Elementary — 6019 Ebenezer Road, White Marsh21162

Western School of Technology – 100 Kenwood Avenue, Baltimore21228

Woodlawn Community Center – 2120 Gwynn Oak Avenue, Baltimore21207

Woodlawn High – 1801 Woodlawn Drive, Baltimore 21207

Residents wishing to vote on Election Day can vote at any location.

In the coming days, Baltimore County will release a map-based tool to allow residents to review voting locations and find the location closest to them.

The deadline to request a ballot by mail is October 20. To request your ballot, residents can visit www.elections.maryland.gov/voting/absentee.html

ELECTION JUDGE RECRUITMENT

Like other jurisdictions across the state, Baltimore County has faced challenges with election judge recruitment. While the County has currently recruited all 1,500 election judges required to staff voting centers throughout Early Voting and on Election Day, local officials are continuing to recruit election judges from all parties to serve as substitute judges.

To ensure the County remains competitive amid that recruitment process, and in recognition of the challenging circumstances surrounding an election during a pandemic, County Executive Olszewski and Director Brown today announced the County is providing a $100 pay incentive to enhance existing pay rates for all election judges. To apply to be an election judge, please visit www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/elections/elecjudg.html.

“We’re working around the clock to ensure voting is safe and secure — no matter how you choose to cast your ballot,” Brown said. “Remember, to vote by mail, please request your ballot now. Beginning the first week of October, you can safely drop your ballot at any location. Our staff will continue to work with health officials to put proper safety measures in place to protect both your vote and health.”

“This is a vital moment in our history. Not only are we voting for the next President of the United States, but we do so during the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote,” said Speaker Jones.

“It’s imperative that we do everything we can to make our voices heard and participate in the electoral process. The future of our communities are at stake. So, make sure you request your ballot now and make plans for you and your families to vote this fall.”

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