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Election and Canvass Information

Results for the June 2, 2020 Presidential Primary Election

 

 Notice Regarding Coronavirus

For the latest updates, visit the Maryland State Board of Elections website. View the Voter Guide released by the State Board of Elections.

Mail-in Ballots

To slow the spread of COVID-19, the 2020 Presidential General will be conducted by every eligible voter being sent a vote by mail application. The voter will need to make sure the application is in the local board of election office no later than October 20, 2020. After the applications are processed the voter can look to receive their ballots starting the beginning of October. It is safe and easy to do! Vote your ballot, sign the oath on the back of the envelope and return your voted ballot by mail or deliver to one of our two drop boxes. The envelope is postage paid, so you won’t need a stamp! Make sure your ballot is postmarked on or before November 3, 2020.

Register to vote or ensure your voter registration is updated with your current information by visiting the State Board Website at elections.maryland.gov. The close of voter registration is October 13, 2020

Ballot Drop Boxes

You may drop off your voted ballot in either of the locations listed below from October 1, 2020 through November 3, 2020. The mail in ballot may be returned to any vote center on election day. Please see a chief judge if you are returning the ballot to a vote center without a drop box.

     Talbot County Board of Elections

215 Bay Street

 Easton, MD 21601

Easton Fire House

315 Aurora Park Drive

aka 315 Leonard Rieck Road

Easton, MD 21601

 

                                                                                                            Early Voting

If you are unable to vote by mail, you may vote at our one early voting center, October 26, 2020 through November 2, 2020 from 7:00 am - 8:00pm, located at the Easton Firehouse. Historically, the best time to vote to avoid long lines is Saturday or Sunday.

MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT THE VOTE CENTER

Easton Fire House

315 Aurora Park Drive

aka 315 Leonard Rieck Road

Easton, Maryland 21601

          **Please Note: the lines may be long due to social distancing, limiting the number of people who can be in the vote center at a time, and the cleaning of surface areas after each voter to help protect voters and our election judges.**

Election Day Vote Centers

There will be four vote centers open on election day, November 3, 2020 from 7:00 am - 8:00 pm. Voters may go to any vote center to vote their ballot. The best time to vote at the vote centers to avoid lines is between the hours of 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. The vote centers for Talbot County are:

MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT THE VOTE CENTERS

Easton Firehouse, 315 Aurora Park Drive, Easton, MD

Easton High School, Cafeteria, 723 Mecklenburg Drive, Easton, MD

St Michael's High School, Gymnasium, 200 Seymour Avenue, St. Michaels, MD

Tilghman Firehouse, 5996 Tilghman Island Road, Tilghman, MD

**Please note: the lines may be long due to social distancing, limiting the number of people who can be in the vote center at a time, and the cleaning of surface areas after each voter to help protect voters and our election judges.**

Logic & Accuracy Public Demonstration

Logic and Accuracy Testing documents of the voting equipment will be available for public inspection on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Talbot County Board of Elections office at 215 Bay Street.  Due to COVID-19 and the county restrictions, public access will be limited.

Canvass information 

The State Board of Elections passed in a recent meeting to allow the local board of elections to begin October 1, 2020. Talbot County Board of Elections has tentatively set the beginning of mail in ballot canvassing by the use of livestream the week of October 12, 2020. The ballots will be canvassed as the number of ballots received in the office allows. 

Challenging a Ballot Remotely

The Board review of ballots will take place at least once a week at 3:00 pm during the canvass periods as listed below. The public may challenge a ballot during this time. Although uncommon, the Board of Elections recognizes the need to still have this process available despite the remote nature of this canvass.

The public will have visual/audio confirmation of the canvassing process as well as all discussions and the voting results of the Board on any ballot. The public may challenge a Board decision on the audio portion of the system the Board of Elections has selected to carry out this process. The challenger must immediately announce that he/she would like to challenge the ballot. The challenger will then scan a signed copy of the Canvass Challenge Form (Canvass Challenge Form)  and email it to jeri.cook@maryland.gov in PDF format. (Note: All ballots that are given an “Accepted” disposition by the Board will be placed into batches that will not be run through scanners until the end of each day to account for any lag in video or audio or reception of a challenge.) Once the Challenge Form has been received, the Board will immediately reevaluate the ballot that has been challenged. The Challenge review will take place with the ballot on video and the review on audio. The Board’s decision will be conveyed both on the audio and in a reply email to the challenger.

Canvass Information – *Tentative Dates* – The dates of canvassing may change if not enough ballots are received the previous day. Canvassing will  not take place on the weekends unless absolutely necessary.

To access the ballot review by the board:

Call  and enter PIN: TBD
You will be asked to identify yourself for the record.

 

Thursday, October 15 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ep7d04w3m0&feature=youtu.be

9:00 am - Opening of the Canvass         
3:00 pm - Ballot Review by Board
 

Thursday, October 22 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYaZpdVT8rM&feature=youtu.be

9:00 am - Canvass Process                       
3:00 pm - Ballot Review by Board
 

Thursday, October 29 -   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=964iVPyazks&feature=youtu.be

9:00 am - Canvass Process                                                                                                                                3:00 pm - Ballot Review by Board

Tuesday, November 3 - Election Day -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWKBsOZdyM0&feature=youtu.be

        2:00 pm - Early Voting Canvass   

Thursday, November 5 -   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plg-Dk8PUks&feature=youtu.be

9:00 am – Canvass Process                       
3:00 pm – Ballot Review by Board
 

Wednesday, November 11 - Veteran's Day

No Canvassing Scheduled

Thursday, November 12 -Provisional Ballot Canvass -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HxxSKEbKbI&feature=youtu.be

9:00 am - Canvass Process                        
3:00 pm - Ballot Review by Board
 

Friday, November 13 - Final Day -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LqTJMqJ0AY&feature=youtu.be

9:00 am – Canvass Process                        

1:00 pm – Ballot Review by Board and Certification of Election

 

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