For Immediate Release:  May 21, 2018




Early voting starts June 14. Not sure where to vote or what choices will be on the ballot? Check your mail. If you are registered to vote, the Montgomery County Board of Elections is mailing you a personalized sample ballot, with all of the information you will need to vote in the 2018 Gubernatorial Election, depending on which political party you are registered with and where you live.  The State of Maryland conducts partisan Primary Elections – you may only vote for candidates of the party with which you are affiliated or in non-partisan contests - School Board.  Don’t mistake it for junk mail - the sample ballot is an 8 ½ x 11 booklet and has information on Early Voting locations on the front cover and your Election Day polling place on the back cover.

Review your sample ballot carefully for the following information:

Take the time to carefully read this information so you are familiar with it before you get to your polling place. To save time, the Board of Elections encourages you to mark your sample ballot in advance and take it with you to facilitate the voting process.

The County’s Early Voting Centers will be open from Thursday, June 14 through Thursday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. During Early Voting, the Board of Elections encourages voters to visit our website – – to view the wait time scroll bar and for voting locations and information.

On Election Day, June 26, many people will vote during the peak hours.   To avoid the longest lines, you may want to vote outside of these hours:   7 a.m. to 9 a.m., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

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.

Your Time, Your Voice, Your Vote!

Media Contact:  Marjorie Roher, 240-777-8625