For Immediate Release:  April 5, 2016


Voters have one week to request an application to vote by mail for the April 26 Presidential Primary Election.  The deadline for receipt of your completed application to vote by mail is  April 19 at 8:00 p.m. if mailed, or by 11:59 p.m. if faxed to 240-777-8560 or e-mailed to .  

The vote by mail application may be found online on 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 approximately three business days. 

Voters may also submit a written request, as long as it includes the following information: name, date of birth, Montgomery County address, the address to which you want your ballot sent (if it is different 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.

If you wish to pick up a ballot in person, you may do so at the Board of Elections at 18753 N. Frederick Avenue, Suite 210 in Gaithersburg, at any time between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. through Election Day.  The elections office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  During Early Voting (April 14 - 21) the office is open from 8:30 a.m. through 8:00 p.m., and on Saturdays, April 2, 9, and 23, the office is open for voting from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. On April 16 and April 17 the office is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. On April 10 and April 24 the office is open from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you need to pick up a ballot for another person, call 240-777-8550 for details about serving as an agent. 

The Montgomery County Board of Elections wishes to remind voters that impersonating another voter or casting a ballot on behalf of another person is a crime. If you see or hear of any attempted vote fraud, contact the State Attorney’s Office at 410-576-6300 or 1-888-743-0023 toll free in Maryland or via TDD at 410-576-6372.

For more information, call 240-777-VOTE, visit , our mobile friendly website at, the Maryland State Board of Elections’ website at, or follow the Montgomery County Board of Elections on Facebook or Twitter.

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Media Contact:  Marjorie Roher, 240-777-8625