For Immediate Release:  March 21, 2016


If you vote in the State of Maryland, you are assigned to a specific polling place. This is important because there are different local contests on the ballot. However, in some situations, you can request a different polling place. You may request a change in polling place for two reasons – accessibility concerns or religious principles.

Accessibility Concerns:  For the 2016 Presidential Elections, all Montgomery County polling places are compliant with Maryland State Board of Elections accessibility guidelines. Contact the Board of Elections if you have concerns about a specific disability.

Religious Principles:  If your assigned polling place is a religious institution, and entering that site conflicts with your religious beliefs and practices, you may request a nearby polling place.  Reassignment request forms are available from the Maryland State Board of Elections at, by calling Christine Rzeszut at 240-777-8585, or by e-mail to   Your request must be received by 9 p.m.  April 5, 2016, for the Primary Election.

If a substitute polling place with the same contests on the ballot is not available, you may prefer to vote at an Early Voting Center or by mail. 

Early Voting will be held from April 14 - 21, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at ten Montgomery County locations. For more information, see

For information on voting by mail, call 240-777-8550, or e-mail Your application for a ballot by mail must be received by April 19. 

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

Your Time, Your Voice, Your Vote!

Contact:  Marjorie Roher, 240-777-8625, MD Relay 1-800-735-2258