Residents can now vote by mail in Montgomery County for the upcoming Nov. 8 Gubernatorial General Election.
ATTENTION VOTERS! Push voted Mail-in ballots through rain flap. Drop boxes available 24/7 until Nov 8, 2022 (8PM). 📲 For the nearest drop box, text BOX plus Zip code (Example: BOX 20879) to 77788. Pre-election canvass scheduled for Saturday, Oct 15. #YourVoiceYourVote2022 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/4XjTwgNKbj
— MontgomeryMDVotes (@777Vote) October 10, 2022
Voters can return their completed mail-in ballots to any of the 55 drop boxes available in the county. To find the nearest drop box or post office locator, text BOX plus your zip code to 77788 or visit 777vote.org.
For mail-in votes to be counted, Montgomery County Board of Elections officials say the ballots need to be postmarked no later than Nov. 8, and the oath on the postage-paid return envelope must be signed.
In accordance with state law, mail-in ballots cannot be counted until the day after the election. However, a Maryland judge recently ruled that election officials can begin counting mail-in ballots as of Oct. 1. The ruling aims to prevent delays experienced during the primary election.
Bipartisan drop box attendants returning from a bountiful retrieval of voted Mail-in ballots. Pre-election canvass scheduled for Saturday, Oct 15th (9AM). Canvass schedule & livestream will be provided in the coming days. For the nearest drop box, text BOX + Zip code to 77788. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/bXLcX24V8S
— MontgomeryMDVotes (@777Vote) October 8, 2022
The pre-election mail-in canvass will begin at 9 a.m. on Oct. 15, at the Montgomery County Board of Elections Office located at 18753 N. Frederick Avenue, Suite 210, Gaithersburg. The canvass will be opened to the public and it will be livestreamed on the Board of Elections web page. Canvass dates will be added to the schedule depending on the volume of ballots received. Results from the pre-election canvass will not be released until polls close on Election Day.
To request a mail-in ballot, text VBM to 77788 or visit 777vote.org.
Eligible residents who plan to vote in the general election must register by Oct. 18.
🚨 VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2022! Registration options:
1) 📲 Text VOTE to 77788;
3) 🖨+📬 https://t.co/PYJTtdWzfl
4) ☎️ 240-777-8500
ℹ️ https://t.co/ss1C6qYi8r#WhatIsYourExcuseNotToRegister pic.twitter.com/W5Zw0g713O
— MontgomeryMDVotes (@777Vote) October 9, 2022