Maryland Mail-In Votes to Be Counted Before Election Day

ANNAPOLIS, MD News (9/23/2022) – The Maryland State Board of Elections announced that the state courts have reached a decision which will allow local elections officials across the State to begin canvassing mail-in ballots on October 1. This ruling provides election officials with additional time to canvass and tabulate these ballots to ensure that all critical election-related deadlines established by law are met. It also enables elections officials to return to a well-established process of canvassing mail-in ballots prior to Election Day, which was allowed in the 2020 General Election.

Ballots to requesting military and overseas voters started today as required by federal law, and ballots to other requesting voters will be mailed next week. Pre-Election Day canvassing will be conducted in public on published dates. The results of pre-election canvasses will be withheld until the polls close on Election Day.

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