While the primary election for state as well as local offices, is June 24, Baltimore County residents looking to get a head start have eight options for where they can cast their vote early.
Beginning June 12 and continuing through June 19, county residents can vote from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at any one of the following designated early voting centers:
• Back River Community Center, 801 Back River Neck Road, Essex,
• Bloomsbury Community Center, 106 Bloomsbury Ave., Catonsville,
• Center for Maryland Agriculture, 1114 Shawan Road, Cockeysville,
• Honeygo Community Center, 9033 Honeygo Blvd., Perry Hall, MD 21128
• North Point Public Library, 1716 Merritt Boulevard, Dundalk,
• Randallstown Community Center, 3505 Resource Drive, Randallstown,
• Reisterstown Senior Center, 12035 Reisterstown Road, Reisterstown,
• Towson University Administration Building, 7720 York Road, Towson,
Polling places will be open on Election Day, Tuesday, June 24, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Board of Elections recommends voting between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to avoid delays.
Deadline for voters who wish to vote absentee to request to do so is Tuesday, June 17, for a mailed or faxed ballot and Friday, June 20, for an electronic ballot.
Those who request an electronic absentee ballot will be notified by email that their ballot is ready for download, then instructed to enter an identifying number before printing their ballot, voting instructions and return envelope template, said board information.
Those who miss the absentee voting deadlines and still want to vote absentee must to apply in person at the Baltimore County Board of Elections. The Board is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at 106 Bloomsbury Ave. in Catonsville.
Voters should vote at the polling place noted on their voter notification card. That information can also be found at http://www.elections.maryland.gov.
Those who have moved, but not updated their address with the board, are advised to search for the polling place of their new address or contact the board by phone at 410-887-5700.
A touch screen system is used for early voting and polling place voting and instructions will be available to help voters familiarize themselves with the ballot, according to a release from the Board of Elections.
Voters can ask an election judge to explain how to vote on the system, however, voters must vote alone unless they are unable to because of a disability or have the inability to write or inability to read the ballot, the Board of Elections said.
For additional information, go to http://www.elections.maryland.gov/elections/2014/index.html or call the Baltimore County Board of Elections, at 410-887-5700, or the Maryland State Board of Elections, at 1-800-222-VOTE (8683).