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Absentee Ballot Information

An Absentee Ballot application form can be obtained by contacting the Saint Mary's County Board of Elections office at (301) 475-4200 ext. *1625 or ext. *1614, or by emailing susan.julian@stmarysmd.com or the State Board of Elections at 1-800-222 VOTE or you can download an application by clicking the link below .

Click here to Download a Maryland Absentee Application

For the 2016 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY, your request for an absentee ballot application must be received (not just mailed) by the deadline: April 19, 2016 via Mail or Fax. April 22, 2016 via the Internet. After these dates, you must come in our office to do a Late Absentee or Vote Early (see home page for Early Voting Information)

For the 2016 PRESIDENTIAL GENERAL, your request for an absentee ballot application must be received (not just mailed) by the deadline: November 1, 2016 via Mail or Fax. November 4, 2016 via Internet. After these dates, you must come in our office to do a Late Absentee or Vote Early (see home page for Early Voting Information)

Deadline for receipt of Absentee Ballots

Any absentee ballot, whether mailed or hand delivered, is timely if it reaches the election office by 8 p.m. on Election Day. An absentee ballot may not be faxed. Any ballot received by mail is timely if it arrives by 4 p.m. on the Wednesday after Election Day, and if the U.S. Postal Service has affixed a postmark on the envelope verifying that the ballot was mailed before Election Day. If the postmark is illegible, the voter's affidavit on the ballot envelope, indicating that the ballot was completed and mailed before Election Day, is sufficient.

Deadline for receipt of Overseas Absentee Ballots

Any ballot received by mail from outside the United States is timely if it arrives:

By 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday after a Presidential General Election; or By 4 p.m. on the second Friday after all other elections, and if the U.S. Postal Service, an Army post office, a fleet post office, or the postal service of any other country has affixed a postmark on the envelope verifying that the ballot was mailed before Election Day. If the postal service of the place from which the ballot was mailed does not provide a postmark, or if the postmark is illegible, the voter's affidavit on the ballot envelope, indicating that the ballot was completed and mailed before Election Day, is sufficient.