Worcester County Board of Elections

100 Belt Street
Snow Hill, Maryland 21863
Phone 410.632.1320 Fax 410.632.3031
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Worcester County Election Information

Election Dates

The last day to change party affiliation and to register to vote in the Primary is April 5, 2016 at 9 p.m.

Primary Election – April 26, 2016
; Polls open 7 am to 8 pm 

  • Early Voting for the Primary Election - Thursday, April 14, 2016 through Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 10 am until 8 pm.

General Election - November 8, 2016; Polls open 7 am to 8 pm

  • Early Voting for the General Election - Thursday, October 27, 2016 through Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 8 am until 8 pm.

    (The early voting times for Primary EV is 10 am until 8 pm; for General EV is 8 am until 8 pm)

Early voting polling location is Gull Creek Senior Center Community Sunroom  
The Worcester County Board of Elections (WCBOE) conducts Federal, State and County elections on every even numbered year.

Offices that will be listed on the 2016 Ballot include:

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

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.

Voter Registration Dates:
The deadline to register to vote in the Primary Election is March 15, 2016.  Our office will be open until 9 p.m. on that date.  
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.  You can register to vote in Worcester County if you will be 18 years of age or older by November 8, 2016.

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.
Absentee Ballot Application Information: 
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 and is also available online at http://elections.maryland.gov/voting/documents/2014_Absentee_Ballot_Application_English.pdf. 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 vote 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.

Election Judges Needed!
Our office is currently recruiting for Election Judges to work at the polling places on Election Day.  The hours are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. for both Primary and General Election Days. You cannot leave the polling place during Election Day, so you will need to plan for meals. You must work both Elections and attend a mandatory training class. The current rate of pay for Election Judges is $165 per Election. If you would like more information, please call our office.

Directions to Election Office:
Our office address is 100 Belt Street, Snow Hill, and is located at the intersection of Washington Street and Belt Street in Snow Hill. For driving directions, visit www.expedia.com.

Polling Locations
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