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Absentee Ballot Deadline Extended to Oct. 31

Due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has issued an Executive Order extending the deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail to Wednesday, October 31.  Written requests must reach the elections office by 8:00 p.m. or, if already registered, may be faxed to 240-777-8560 or e-mailed to no later than 11:59 p.m.

The absentee ballot application may be found online at the Board of Elections website at or  Follow all instructions, and return the completed, signed application by mail, fax, or e-mail.  Ballots will be mailed within three business days.

Requests must include the following information:  name, date of birth, Montgomery County address, the address to which you want your ballot sent (if other than your Montgomery County address), daytime telephone number, and signature.  The absence of any of this information could result in a delay in processing the application.

For anyone wishing to pick up a ballot in person, the elections office will be open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; October 31 – November 2, from 8:00 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, November 3, from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Applicants who wish to pick up their ballot must appear in person, and they must pick up their own ballot unless they have an agent.  Call 240-777-8550 for details about serving as an agent.  The elections office is located at 18753 N. Frederick Avenue, Suite 210, Gaithersburg.

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