Alternate Polling Places Available

photo of man voting on touchscreen voting machineIf you vote in the state of Maryland, you are assigned to a specific polling place. This is important because there are different local contests on the ballot. However, in some situations, you may request a different polling place. You may request a change in polling place for two reasons – accessibility concerns or religious principles.

Accessibility Concerns: For the 2014 Gubernatorial Elections, all Montgomery County polling places are compliant with Maryland State Board of Elections’ accessibility guidelines. Contact the Board of Elections if you have concerns about a specific disability.

Religious Principles: If your assigned polling place is a religious institution, and entering that site conflicts with your religious beliefs and practices, you may request a nearby polling place.

Reassignment request forms are available from the Maryland State Board of Elections at http://www.elections.state.md.us/pdf/Request_for_Accessible_Polling_Place.pdf, by calling Christine Rzeszut at 240.777.8585, or by email to nancy.rzeszut@montgomerycountymd.gov. Your request must be received by 9 p.m. June 3, 2014, for the Primary Election.

If a substitute polling place with the same contests on the ballot is not available, you may prefer to vote at an Early Voting Center or by mail. Early Voting will be held from June 12 through 19, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at nine Montgomery County locations. For more information, see www.777vote.org.

For information on voting by mail, call 240.777.8550, or email absentee@montgomerycountymd.gov. Your application for a ballot by mail must be received by June 17.

For other election information, call 240-777-VOTE, visit www.777vote.org, the Maryland State Board of Elections’ website at http://elections.state.md.us, or follow the Montgomery County Board of Elections on Facebook or Twitter.

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