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Posted on: September 15, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Apply Now for Mail-In Ballots for November 3, Presidential General Election


Voters in Frederick County who wish to vote by mail in the November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election should apply for their ballot now.

All registered voters were mailed an application in late August.  The application came with a postage-paid return envelope to make it easy and free for voters to request a ballot.

Voters who had previously requested a mail-in ballot for the 2020 general election were not mailed this application, and are already set to receive their ballot.

While there are multiple ways to participate in the 2020 presidential election, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Frederick County Board of Elections is encouraging all eligible voters to cast mail-in ballots. Voting by mail is a safe and secure way of voting.

Any eligible voter who did not automatically receive the application can go online at to request the ballot. Voters can also go online to verify that their application has been processed at

Rather than make a trip to the post office, a voter can return their mail-in ballot application at the secure drop box at the Frederick County Board of Elections office, 340A Montevue Lane, Frederick. The box is to the right of the office’s front door, and is open 24/7.  Election staff are retrieving applications on a daily basis for processing.

The deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot is October 20, 2020.

Ballots will be mailed to voters in late September, and must be returned to the elections office by mail postmarked no later than November 3, or put in a secure drop box placed around the county by the close of the polls on 8 p.m., November 3.

For more information, email the Board of Elections at

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