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Posted on: September 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Voting by Mail in the Nov. 3rd Election


The Prince George’s County Board of Elections encourages everyone to vote by mail in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although ballot applications are due to be sent to every registered voter beginning at the end of August, completing your ballot application in advance places you in positive control and protects you against any potential mail delays.

You can request a Vote by Mail Application for the November 3rd, 2020 Presidential General Election at the link below.

Note: the request form can appear confusing, as it is the same application used to register to vote. In order to complete the online application, your information must match your records, and you will need your driver’s license number, ID number, or Learner’s Permit number.

Your request must be RECEIVED (not just mailed) by Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

If you prefer, you can text “VBM” to 77788 to receive the application on your cell phone!

You can also complete and return one of the forms below. Read the instructions, enter the required information, print the form, sign it, and return it to your local board of elections. You can return it by mail, fax, or email (scanned as an attachment).

Mail-in ballot application for 2020 elections (PDF)

Solicitud de Papeleta de Votante Ausente para las Elecciones del 2020 (PDF)

You can also go to your local board of elections and fill out and turn in the form.

If you need, you can designate someone to be your agent. This person will take your completed mail-in ballot application to your local board of elections, pick up your ballot, and deliver it to you. To get your ballot this way, you and your agent must complete the Mail-in Ballot: Designation of Agent Form (Papeleta de Votante Ausente: Formulario para Designar un Representante). This form can also be obtained from your local board of elections.

If you are concerned about mail delivery of your ballot, there will be designated Ballot Drop Box throughout the County and we will share location information from the Prince George’s County Election Board once it is available.

The above election information was drawn from the most current County and State sources as of 17 August 2020. We will continue to update this information in the weeks ahead. You can find more information and answers to a number of specific voting questions via the following links:


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