Board of Election News and Information:
To receive an absentee ballot by mail a completed absentee ballot application must be received by:
- If the request is mailed, by 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28, 2014
- If the request is submitted online or by email or fax, by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28, 2014
To receive an absentee ballot online a completed absentee ballot application must be received by:
- If the request is mailed, 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31, 2014
- If the request is submitted online or by email or fax, 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 31, 2014
- Early Voting Wait Times
- View Sample Ballot
- The next board meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Agenda
- Please visit the State Board of Election's Press Room and select "2014 Primary Election Reports" for election results.
- 2014 Gubernatorial Election - Candidate List
- Candidate Forums and Candidate Information
- Am I Registered?
- IMPORTANT CHANGE: Citizens who previously voted at Faith Family Church have been moved to Mechanicsville Elementary Cafeteria.
- Request an absentee ballot
- Overseas and Military Voters
- On Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 8:00 p.m., the Board of Canvassers will convene to elect a Chairman and a Secretary. At that time, precincts will be selected to perform the post-election verification.
- The first absentee ballot canvass will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2014, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The canvass will be conducted at the Carroll County Board of Elections office.
- The provisional ballot canvass will be held on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The canvass will be conducted at the Carroll County Board of Elections office.
- The second absentee ballot canvass will be held on Friday, November 14, 2014, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The canvass will be conducted at the Carroll County Board of Elections office.
- Information on the AccuVote-TS system.
What happens when I arrive at my polling place on Election Day?
- You can bring one or two children under 18 years old with you to vote. Under Maryland law, the children can accompany you as long as they do not disrupt or interfere with normal voting procedures. (Election Law Article, sec. 10-308, Annotated Code of Maryland).
- You cannot use your cell phone, pager, camera, and computer equipment in an early voting center or at a polling place.
- You can bring any printed material - including your marked specimen ballot - to help you vote.
- Some first time voters in Maryland will be asked to show ID before voting. If you are asked to show ID, please show an election judge one of the following forms of ID:
- A copy of a current and valid photo ID (i.e., Maryland driver's license, MVA ID card, student, employee, or military ID card, U.S. passport, or any other State or federal government-issued ID card); or
- A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows your name and address. Current means that the document is dated within 3 months of the election.
- When you go vote, you can wear clothing, buttons or stickers with political messages, but you must leave the early voting center or polling place immediately after voting.
- In a general election, you can write-in the name of a candidate, but in a primary election, you cannot. Instructions on how to cast a write-in vote and a listing of the filed write-in candidates will be posted at the early voting centers and at your polling place on Election Day.
- If your employer asks for proof that you voted, ask an election judge for a Certificate of Participation.
The Carroll County Board of Elections is pleased to provide the information on this
site as a service to the general public. We hope you will find the information useful
and informative. Please note that election procedures and laws are subject to change,
sometimes rapidly. As a result, we cannot guarantee that the information on our site
will always be up to date, complete or reflect the latest legal rulings or interpretations.
For additional information, the staff is available during regular business hours,
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please contact the office by calling
410-386-2080, by faxing 410-876-3925 or by e-mailing