Md. Elections Board won't announce early voting results until polls close on Election Day

Posted at 12:24 PM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 15:36:41-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland's State Board of Elections on Thursday released their ballot counting schedule and new ways for the public to track the number of mail-in ballots received across the state.

The board says they will begin opening and counting mail-in and early voting ballots on October 1, but won't start announcing results until polling centers close on Election night.

Completed results aren't expected to be released on Election Day, due to this year's election being held primarily by mail.

Mail-in ballots must be postmarked no later than November 3, but will be accepted until November 13 as long as they're proper;y filled out.

Updated results will be released daily as each county completes their count.

The Board began sending ballots to voters in late September. Applications have be received by October 20.

Click here for the status on the number of completed ballots already submitted to the board, via mail-in, in-person drop-offs and drop boxes, and early voting.

Each Maryland jurisdiction will have a minimum of two ballot drop boxes, a total of 282 in the state. Voters can submit their completed mail-in ballots at any drop box in their jurisdiction of residence.

Drop boxes will remain open until 8 p.m. Election Day.