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Posted on: March 9, 2020

COVID-19 Preparations

SBE COVID-19 Virus Preparations Media Release

COVID-19 Preparations 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Donna Duncan 

410-269-2851 Nikki Charlson 410-269-2843 

Annapolis, Maryland (March 5, 2020) The Maryland State Board of Elections (SBE) is communicating regularly with federal and state health agencies to monitor developments related to COVID-19. We are committed to providing the safest environment possible for Maryland voters and election workers. 

Early voting for Maryland’s upcoming election will be held Thursday, April 16, 2020 through Thursday, April 23, 2020. Election Day is scheduled for Tuesday, April 28, 2020. As the election approaches, SBE will continue coordinating with federal and state health officials and will institute any appropriate safeguards to minimize the risk for voters and election workers. 

Voters who prefer to vote from home can request an absentee ballot. Voters who wish to vote this way can submit a request online by visiting and clicking the “Request a Ballot” box or obtaining a request form from 

Marylanders are encouraged to visit for the most up-to-date information, and to dial 2-1-1 to talk to experts about any questions or concerns. 

FAX (410) 974-2019 Toll Free Phone Number (800) 222-8683 151 West Street Suite 200 MD Relay Service (800) 735-2258 Annapolis, Maryland 21401 


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