Board of Elections

100 Belt Street
Snow Hill, MD 21863

Phone: (410) 632-1320
Fax: (410) 632-3031



Public Notice

At its December 6, 2017 Board Meeting at 10 am, the Worcester Board of Elections will consider changing the location of the polling place for Precinct 5-1 Community Church at Ocean Pines, 11227 Racetrack Road, Berlin, MD, to Showell Elementary School, 11318 Showell School Road, Berlin, MD 21811. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the office of the Worcester County Board of Elections, 100 Belt Street, Snow Hill, MD 21811, at 10 am. 

At its October 4, 2017, meeting, the Worcester County Board of Elections approved:

Changing the polling place for District 2, Precinct 4, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, to the Berlin Intermediate School at 309 Franklin Avenue, Berlin, Md, and

Changing the polling place for District 4, Precinct 3, Buckingham Presbyterian Church, to Buckingham Elementary School, 100 Buckingham Road, Berlin, Md.

New voter notification cards will be mailed to those voters showing the change of their polling place.  The specimen ballots mailed to those voters will show the new polling place, and there will also be signage at the old polling place on Election Day notifying voters where their new polling place is located.

Contact our office.

The Worcester County Board of Elections (WCBOE) conducts Federal, State and County elections on every even numbered year.​

Video providing basic information about the provisional voting process:


2016 Election Voter Information

The last day to change party affiliation and to register to vote in the Primary is April 5, 2016 at 9 p.m.
The early voting polling location is Gull Creek Senior Center Community Sunroom.

Primary Election

  • April 26, 2016 - Polls open 7 am to 8 pm 
  • Early Voting - Thursday, April 14 through Thursday, April 21, 2016. Polls open from 10 am until 8 pm.

General Election

  • November 8, 2016 - Polls open 7 am to 8 pm
  • Early Voting - Thursday, October 27 through Thursday, November 3, 2016. Polls open from 8 am until 8 pm.

Offices that will be listed on the 2016 Ballot

  • President
  • U.S. Senator
  • Representative in Congress
  • Board of Education, Districts 2, 3 and 5

Absentee Balots

Call the Board of Elections to request an Absentee Ballot Application. We will begin accepting absentee ballot applications for the 2016 Elections beginning December 1, 2015.  An Absentee Ballot Application is available from the WCBoE office or online at https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/OnlineVoterRegistration. Absentee Ballot Applications must be submitted no later than 7 days before an election. Absentee Ballots must be received by our office on Election Day. The Absentee Ballots are usually available to voters 45 days prior to the election. Please allow ample time for mailing the application and ballot. Additional postage may be required to return your voted ballot by mail.


2016 Election Candidate Information

According to State Board of Elections policy, the first day an individual may file a Certificate of Candidacy is January 13, 2015, and the deadline to file candidacy is January 13, 2016. For more information on running for an elected office, please visit the State of Maryland's website http://www.elections.state.md.us/candidacy/.


Voter Registration

Voter registration applications are available at all libraries, post offices, Motor Vehicle Department, schools, city halls and state offices, or you can call our office and request an application to be mailed to you. You can also download a voter registration application at http://elections.maryland.gov/voter_registration/application.html.  You can register to vote in Worcester County if you will be 18 years of age or older by November 8, 2016.

The deadline to register to vote in the Primary Election is April 5, 2016.  Our office will be open until 9 pm on that date.   

To Change your Name or Address

You can use the Voter Registration Application mentioned above to change your name and address, or you can call our office and we will send you a form to change your name or address. We must have your signature on the form before we can make any changes to your registration.

How do I verify my registration?

You are considered a registered voter when you receive your Voter Notification Card from your local board of elections. If you do not receive your card three weeks after you submit an application, you should contact our office.

You can verify your registration online at https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/votersearch. Registration is permanent as long as you continue to live in Maryland and keep your name and address current with your local board of elections. You do not have to re-register when you move within the State, but you must keep your address current.