Early voting starts June 14. Not sure where to vote or what choices will be on the ballot? Check your mail. If you are registered to vote, the Montgomery County Board of Elections is mailing you a personalized sample ballot, with all the information you will need to vote in the 2018 Gubernatorial Election, depending on which political party you are registered with and where you live. The State of Maryland conducts partisan Primary Elections — you may only vote for candidates of the party with which you are affiliated or in nonpartisan contests — School Board. Don’t mistake the sample ballot for junk mail — it is an 8 ½" x 11" booklet and has information on Early Voting locations on the front cover and your Election Day polling place on the back cover.
Review your sample ballot carefully for the following information:
- The locations of the Montgomery County Early Voting Centers where you may choose to cast your ballot between June 14 and 21;
- The location of your assigned polling place on Election Day – June 26;
- Instructions on how to use the paper based, digital image scan voting system;
- Directions on how to review your choices prior to casting a ballot; and
- Pictures of the actual ballot.
Take the time to read this information so you are familiar with it before you get to your polling place. To save time, the Board of Elections encourages you to mark your sample ballot in advance and take it with you to facilitate the voting process.
The county’s Early Voting Centers will be open from Thursday, June 14, through Thursday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. During Early Voting, the Board of Elections encourages voters to visit our website — www.777vote.org — to view the wait time scrollbar and for voting locations and information.
On Election Day, June 26, many people will vote during the peak hours. To avoid the longest lines, you may want to vote during these hours: 9 a.m. – noon and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information, call 240-777-VOTE, visit www.777vote.org, our mobile friendly website at m.montgomerycountymd.gov/elections, the Maryland State Board of Elections’ website at https://elections.maryland.gov, or follow the Montgomery County Board of Elections on Facebook or Twitter.