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Where to vote in Harford County on Election Day

Election Day has arrived. Already, more than 115,000 ballots have been cast in Harford County this year, either through early or mail-in voting.

The ballot includes the race between Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic former Vice President Joe Biden, congressional seats and two questions asking voters statewide about amending Maryland’s constitution.

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More than 45,700 mail-in ballots have been received by the Harford County Board of Elections as of Monday. Another 69,414 ballots had been cast during the eight-day early voting period, which ended Monday, at Harford County’s four early voting centers.

When and where can I vote today?

The four early voting locales will continue to operate as Election Day voting centers, along with 14 other locations in the county, when the polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today. Anyone in line at 8 p.m. must be allowed to cast a ballot.

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Unlike in a typical election, a resident of Harford County can vote at any one of the 18 centers, rather than their designated polling place. Here is a list of the 18 Election Day voting centers in Harford County:

  • Aberdeen Activity Center, 7 Franklin St., Aberdeen
  • Aberdeen High School, 251 Paradise Road, Aberdeen
  • Bel Air High School, 100 Heighe St., Bel Air
  • C. Milton Wright High School, 1301 N. Fountain Green Road, Bel Air
  • Dublin Elementary School, 1527 Whiteford Road, Street
  • Edgewood High School, 2415 Willoughby Beach Road, Edgewood
  • Edgewood Recreation Center, 1980 Brookside Drive, Edgewood
  • Fallston High School, 2301 Carrs Mill Road, Fallston
  • Forest Lakes Elementary School, 100 Osborne Parkway, Forest Hill
  • Harford Tech High School, 200 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air
  • Havre de Grace High School (gym at old building), 700 Congress Ave., Havre de Grace
  • Jarrettsville Fire Hall, 3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville
  • Joppatowne Elementary School, 407 Trimble Road, Joppa
  • McFaul Activity Center, 525 W. Macphail Road, Bel Air
  • North Harford High School, 211 Pylesville Road, Pylesville
  • Old Post Road Elementary School, 2706 Philadelphia Road, Abingdon
  • Patterson Mill High School, 85 Patterson Mill Road, Bel Air
  • Riverside Elementary School, 211 Stillmeadow Drive, Joppa

Outstanding mail-in ballots

Voters who have not returned their mail-in ballot for the general election can still send it, so long as it is postmarked by Nov. 3 and received no later than 10 a.m. on Nov. 13.

To ensure a ballot is received, they may also be placed in a drop-box at one of the four early voting sites — the McFaul Activity Center in Bel Air, the Edgewood Rec Center, the Aberdeen Activity Center and the Jarrettsville Fire Hall — or the Board of Elections offices at 133 Industry Lane in Forest Hill. The ballot must be placed there by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Same day registration

Same day registration is also being offered in Maryland this year by bringing a document such as Maryland driver’s license, paycheck, utility bill or other official document showing proof of residency.

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Once an election judge determines that you are a resident of the county and qualified to register, you will be given a voter authority card to sign, and then issued a regular ballot, according to the state’s Attorney General’s office.

Provisional ballots

Voters are asked to use a provisional ballot if there is a question about their eligibility, and they’re used by voters who requested a mail-in ballot but later opt to vote in-person. Provisional ballots are counted, but only after officials verify that a voter has not voted more than once.

Harford County’s Acting Election Director Kimberley Slusar said she was anticipating more provisional ballots than usual this year because of the unorthodox way the election is being conducted.

When will we know results?

Unlike in years past, the returns released on election night will still be incomplete. After polls close, the State Board of Elections will release partial results that include all votes cast in person that day and during early voting as well as any ballots counted prior to Election Day.

All boards of elections in the Baltimore region, including Harford County, have already begun counting ballots.

Local election boards will continue counting mail-in ballots after Election Day, releasing more returns at the end of each day. Ballots must be received by Nov. 13 to be counted.

Baltimore Sun reporter Emily Opilo contributed to this article.

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