Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Absentee Ballot Deadline Nears for D4 Primary

Following is a press release from the Montgomery County Board of Elections.

Contact: Marjorie Roher, 240-777-8525

For Immediate Release: March 31, 2009


The deadline for receipt of an absentee ballot application for the April 21 Special Primary Election is Tuesday, April 14. Written requests must reach the elections office by 4:30 p.m. or may be faxed to 240-777-8560 no later than midnight.

The absentee ballot application may be found online at the Board of Elections website at www.777vote.org or www.montgomerycountymd.gov/elections. Follow all instructions, and return the completed, signed application by mail or fax. Ballots will be mailed within three business days. The Board of Elections expects delivery of absentee ballots on or about April 1.

Requests must include the following information: name, date of birth, Montgomery County address, the address to which you want your ballot sent (if other than your Montgomery County address), daytime telephone number, and signature. The absence of any of this information could result in a delay in processing the application.

For anyone wishing to pick up a ballot in person, the elections office will be open weekdays through April 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. April 15-17, and Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Applicants who wish to pick up their ballot must appear in person, and they must pick up their own ballot unless they have an agent. Call 240-777-8550 for details about serving as an agent. The elections office is located at 751 Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville.

For more information, call 240-777-8550, or e-mail absentee@montgomerycountymd.gov.