James Rada, Jr.
This year, all registered and eligible Maryland voters will receive a mail-in ballot application in the mail. You should have received your application in September.
You can complete the application and return it using the postage-paid envelope that was included. You can also put the application in the Frederick County Board of Elections drop box at 340A Montevue Lane in Frederick. The deadline for applications is October 20.
You will then be sent a mail-in ballot. Complete the ballot and return it using the postage-paid envelope by November 3. You can also drop the ballot off in one of the drop boxes located throughout the county. The drop box in our area is located at Catoctin High School.
Catoctin High School is also the nearest site for in-person early voting. Early in-person voting can be done from Monday, October 6, through Tuesday, November 3, daily from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
The Emmitsburg Board of Commissioners expressed disappointment that there wasn’t a drop box or in-person voting center in Emmitsburg. They worried about senior citizens having access to transportation to drive to a voting center.
Mayor Don Briggs said the town had originally been scheduled for a drop box, but Gov. Larry Hogan decided not to place one there.
For more information about where you can vote this year, call the board of elections office at 301-600-VOTE or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.