Election 2020

Primary Election Information

Maryland Governor Hogan has postponed Maryland's Primary Election from April 28, 2020 to June 2, 2020, five weeks later.  The Special General Election for the 7th Congressional District has NOT been postponed, but will take place by mail. 

The Special General Election is only for the 7th District to finish out the rest of the former Elijah Cumming's term.  However, due to the gerrymandering of congressional districts in Maryland, the 7th District includes parts of Howard County, Baltimore County, and Baltimore city. The three candidates are listed on the Maryland BOE site.  This is the first time that the state is attempting a completely mail-in ballot, which is different than absentee voting.

You may want to read the online Baltimore Sun article for more details. We also urge you to access the numerous free resources on our website and on the other websites that we support, the LWVMD, the LWVNCA, and the LWVUS.

Maryland Board of Elections Press Release, including process for D7 Special Election

LWVHC Voters' Guide Advertising Opportunity

The League of Women Voters of Howard County plans to publish our 2020 Primary Elections Voters’ Guide. Buying advertising in the Voters' Guide is an excellent opportunity to reach out to a wide range of Howard County citizens while supporting education and civic engagement. For information go to Voter's Guide Advertising Rate Sheet

Election Dates


Primary Election - JUNE 2, 2020 7 am until 8 pm

  • Early Voting for the Primary Election - Thursday, MAY 21, 2020 through Thursday, MAY 28, 2020 from 10 am until 8 pm.

General Election - November 3, 2020, 7 am until 8 pm

  • Early Voting for the General Election - Thursday, October 22, 2020 through Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 8 am until 8 pm.

Maryland State Board of Elections

2020 7th Congressional District Special General and Presidential Primary Candidate Listings

When and Where to Register to Vote

Howard County Board of Elections

Questions and Answers Regarding Ballots for Board of Education


Launched by the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF) in October of 2006, VOTE411.org is a "one-stop-shop" for election related information. It provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information.

Howard County Early Voting Centers:

Ridgely's Run Community Center
All-Purpose Room
8400 Mission Rd
Jessup, MD 20794

Miller Branch Library
Meeting Rooms
9421 Frederick Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042

The Bain Center
Great Rooms 1 & 2
5470 Ruth Keeton Way
Columbia, MD 21044

Howard County Fairgrounds
The Old Bingo Hall
2210 Fairgrounds Rd
West Friendship, MD 21794

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