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Maryland election officials offer way for voters to verify ballots are counted in June 2 primary

As the coronavirus outbreak pushes Maryland’s June 2 primary election largely to mail-in ballots, the State Board of Elections has created a way for citizens to check whether their votes have been counted.

Elections officials announced Saturday that the state has launched a portal where voters can check whether their ballots were counted by visiting www.elections.maryland.gov and clicking “Look up your Voter Info.” Voters without internet access can call 1-800-222-8683 and ask a representative to check the status of his or her ballot.

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The information will be posted about 10 days after the election, officials said.

Gov. Larry Hogan ordered the state Board of Elections to come up with a plan to execute balloting as the state remains under a stay-at-home order to contain the spread of COVID-19. The primary was pushed from April to June 2 and will be largely conducted by mail, with at least one in-person voting location in every county and Baltimore City for those who are unable to vote by mail.

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Election officials said the portal will also be available for voters in the April 28 special general election to fill the remainder of the late Elijah Cummings’ 7th Congressional District term. The information should become available 10 to 12 days after the election, board of elections representative Donna J. Duncan said in an email.

Elections officials also announced ballots will be mailed to eligible voters in early to mid May, a delay from a previous plan to distribute the ballots by the end of April.

Baltimore Sun reporter Emily Opilo contributed to this article.

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