Voting by absentee ballot is safe and convenient — but you have to request a ballot.


Click here to visit a one-stop source of voting information for voters in Anne Arundel County.

In the June primary election, ballots were automatically mailed to every voter in Maryland, but in the November general election, they will not be. To receive an absentee ballot, voters must request a ballot.

The Anne Arundel County Democrats have assembled the information below. It includes information where and how to be a voter, and who’s running for which offices.

As a reminder, who you vote for is always a secret — but whether or not you choose to vote is a matter of public record. After this November’s critical elections, anyone will be able to look up your voting history, and see whether you chose to make your voice heard.

Thank you in advance for being a Democratic voter this year!

Our Democratic Candidates

County District 2 — Board of Education: Raleigh Turnage

Raleigh Turnage is a lifelong educator, and a fierce advocate for kids. He’s served at every level in the school system, as a special educator, an Assistant Principal at four middle schools in Anne Arundel County, and as a Principal. Raleigh knows education inside and out.

As our elected School Board member, Raleigh is committed to closing the achievement gap, .providing far greater professional development for teachers, improving school climate by addressing class and racial tensions, and ensuring that school safety is our number one priority.

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County District 3 — Board of Education: Ken Baughman

Ken Baughman has been a special educator and teacher for over 40 years. Both of his children were educated in Anne Arundel County Public Schools. He brings a wealth of expertise to the Board of Education that will best serve parents, students, and residents.

Ken will actively seek input from parents. He knows that no one has all the answers, and good education policy is achieved when parents are most involved in the process and decision-making.

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County District 6 — Board of Education: Joanna Tobin

Joanna Tobin has 20 years of experience in education governance and oversight, including 10 years as a school accreditation evaluator. She’s an educator and a parent to a recent Annapolis High School graduate. Her experience in oversight of schools has given her the skills to ask the right questions and the hard questions to get the answers parents demand of the school system administration.

If elected to the School Board, Joanna’s focus will be three-fold:

  • Ensuring every student has the necessary resources for success
  • Attracting and retaining the best teachers for the Best Place, Anne Arundel County
  • Holding schools accountable for effectiveness and transparency

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Voting Information

All eligible voters may request an absentee ballot by mail or online. In order to receive an absentee ballot in this election, you must apply for one.

Voters may return these ballots in the pre-paid envelope via USPS. Ballots must be postmarked by Election Day and received by 10:00AM on November 13. 

Ballots may also be dropped off at a ballot return box during the Early Voting window from October 26 to November 2. If you did not receive a ballot, or wish to vote in-person, these locations also serve as in-person voting locations during the early vote window and on Election Day. Click here for an up-to-date list of early voting locations, which are subject to change.

Ballots will be collected until 8:00PM on Election Day, Tuesday November 3.

The voter registration deadline is October 12, 2020 at 11:59PM ET. Click here to register to vote. 

What should I do if I haven’t received my absentee ballot?

From the Maryland Board of Elections information about absentee voting:

Absentee ballots are typically mailed or available for download about 3 weeks before an election.

If you requested an absentee ballot but have not received it, verify on the voter look-up website that your absentee ballot application was processed and the status of your absentee ballot.

If there is no record of your absentee request, submit another request. If you have a Maryland driver’s license or MVA ID card, the quickest way to submit a request is via the online request system.

If the website shows that your request has been processed and the ballot has been sent, wait a few days. Your ballot may be in transit. If the election is one week away and you haven’’t received your ballot, please contact your local board of elections. A representative of your local board can help you.