Board of Election News and Information:
- Click here for information on registering to vote or update an address and vote at early voting
- Click here for a list of early voting centers in the State of Maryland
- 2016 Presidential Primary Election Sample Ballots
- See Maryland's New Voting System
- New Voting System - What You Need to Know.
Do you have a group or organization that is interested in a demonstration of Maryland's new voting system?
- The polling place for 14-003 has been moved to South Carroll High Fine Arts Lobby.
- Primary Election - April 26, 2016, 7 am until 8 pm
- * Early Voting for the Primary Election - Thursday, April 14, 2016 through Thursday, April 21, 2016 (including Saturday and Sunday) from 10 am until 8 pm.
- General Election - November 8, 2016, 7 am until 8 pm
- * Early Voting for the General Election - Thursday, October 27, 2016 through Thursday, November 3, 2016 (including Saturday and Sunday) from 8 am until 8 pm.
- The first Absentee Ballot Canvass will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2016
- The Provisional Ballot Canvass will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2016
- The second Absentee Ballot Canvass will be held on Friday, May 6, 2016
- Each canvass listed above will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will be held at the Carroll County Board of Election's office, 300 S. Center Street, Westminster.
- Please visit the State Board of Elections Candidate Listings for a complete list of candidates for the 2016 Election
- The next board meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 @ 8:00 a.m. Agenda
- Please visit the State Board of Election's Press Room and select "2014 General Election Reports" for election results.
- Am I Registered?
- Overseas and Military Voters
- 2016 Presidential Election candidate filings begin on
Tuesday, January 13, 2015.
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