Frederick County residents who wish to apply for an absentee ballot to be mailed are reminded that the deadline for receipt of an absentee ballot application for the April 3, 2012 presidential primary election is Tuesday, March 27, 2012.
Contact: Stuart Harvey, 301-600-1007
For Immediate Release: March 12, 2012
ABSENTEE BALLOT DEADLINE NEARSFOR APRIL 3 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION
Frederick County residents who wish to apply for an absentee ballot to be mailed are reminded that the deadline for receipt of an absentee ballot application for the April 3, 2012 presidential primary election is Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Written requests must reach the elections office by Tuesday, March 27 at 8:00 p.m. or may be faxed to 301-600-2344 no later than 11:59 p.m.
Requests for an absentee ballot must include the following information: name, date of birth, Frederick County address, the address to which you want your ballot sent if other than your Frederick County address, daytime telephone number, and your signature. The absence of any of these items could result in a delay in processing the application.
The absentee ballot application can be found online at the Board of Elections web site at www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/elections. Click on the link at the left side of the page that reads “Absentee Ballot Information”. Follow all instructions, and return the completed application by the deadline. Ballots will be mailed the next day.
Voters who wish to pick up an absentee ballot must do so in person - no one may do this for them. The elections office will be open for absentee voting weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The application form to request an absentee ballot may be picked up and returned by someone other than the applicant, however, the actual ballot will only be mailed to the applicant.
The elections office is located in the basement of Winchester Hall, 12 E. Church Street, Frederick.
For more information, call the Elections Office at 301-600-VOTE from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.