Election Dates Incorrect, Ballots Still Valid in Maryland

The Maryland State Board of Elections is stressing that despite an incorrect date on primary ballots being mailed out to voters, the ballots are valid.

The state is implementing a mail-in primary election due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with ballots being sent to eligible voters through the U.S. Postal Service.

Since the primary was originally scheduled for April 28, in person, the ballots display that date.

However, the rescheduled, mail-in primary will take place on June 2. All ballots must be postmarked no later than June 2.

Linda Lamone, Maryland’s Administrator of Elections says “Voting by mail is safe, secure and free.” She continued “There is no postage required to submit a ballot. Voters simply need to fill out their ballot, sign the oath on the envelope and place it back in the mail.”