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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT

Going to be out of town on ELECTION DAY?
You should get, complete and return your Absentee Ballot Application to the Prince George's County Board of Elections in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. That address is Prince George's County Board of Elections
16201 Trade Zone Avenue, Suite 108, Upper Marlboro, MD 20721

A completed Absentee Ballot Application that is mailed must be received by 4:30 p.m. on the Tuesday before the election.

A completed Absentee Ballot Application that is faxed must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the Tuesday before the election. After the deadline, a Late Application for Absentee Ballot must be completed in person at your County Board of Elections.


How do I Return the Absentee Ballot and What is the Deadline?
The ballot should be voted and returned to the Prince George's County Board of Elections before or by 8:00 p.m. on election day or Mailed on or before election day, bearing a postmark verifying that fact, and received from the postal service or private mail carrier by 10:00 a.m. on November 14, 2008.

Source of information:
State Board of Elections
Post Office Box 6486
151 West Street, Suite 200
Annapolis, Maryland 21401-0486
Phone: 410-269-2840
Toll Free: 800-222-8683
Fax: 410-974-2019 ,410-974-5414,or 410-974-5126

Absentee Ballot Information from the Prince George's County Website

The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the General Election is as follows:

If the application is mailed, 4:30 p.m. on October 26, 2010; or
If the application is faxed, 11:59 p.m. on October 26, 2010.

After the deadline, a Late Absentee Ballot Application must be completed in person at the Board of Elections - 16201 Trade Zone Avenue, Suite 108, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 by October 27, 2010 (General Election) @ 8:00 p.m. For more information, please contact our office at 301-430-8020 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily.

How do I fill out my Absentee Ballot Application

Examine your ballot before voting. If both sides are printed, vote both sides. If there are four columns on a side, vote all four columns.

To record a vote, completely fill in the oval to the left of your choice.
WARNING: Use only a No. 2 pencil. Other marking instruments may not produce a mark that will be accurately counted.

Do not vote for more candidates than the number specified over the names of the candidates for each office. (You may vote for fewer than specified if you wish.)

Write-in voting is permitted only in general elections. General Election ballots provide a designated space in each contest for casting a write-in vote. To cast a write-in vote, you must (a) record the last name and first name, or at least the last name and the initial of the first name, of the person for whom you wish to vote on the appropriate line, and (b) completely fill in the oval to the left of the name you have written.
Do not place any mark of identification on the ballot.

Go to http://www.elections.state.md.us/voting/absentee.html to download and complete your absentee ballot!

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