Caroline County Board of Elections
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Office Closure

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the Board of Elections Office is closed to the public until further notice. We are checking phone and email messages regularly.

Please monitor our Facebook page for updates.

2020 Presidential Primary Election Unofficial Results

Important Dates & Deadlines

Due to the COVID-19 health emergency these activities will be viewable online and by phone:

Canvass Dates (counting of the ballots) - Will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2020. Live streaming of the canvass will be available. Beginning on May 21st, by 5:00 p.m. each day, we will post through our website and social media if ballot tabulation will occur the following day. The online event information will be posted on our social media at that time. We will not be providing results until June 2nd at 8:00 p.m. after the in-person voting location has closed. The tabulation process could continue through at least June 12.

Primary Election Canvass Dates

The canvass process of ballots will begin on Thursday, May 21. The canvassing process and ballot reviews will be available to view via live-streams:

Thursday, May 21, 2020
9:00 AM Canvass Process
3:00 PM Board Review

Thursday, June 4, 2020
9:00 AM Canvass Process
3:00 PM Board Review

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Provisional Canvass
9:00 AM Canvass Process
3:00 PM Board Review

Friday, June 12, 2020
9:00 AM Canvass Process
3:00 PM Board Review

How to Challenge a Ballot During Canvass

The Board's review of ballots will take place on each canvass day at 3:00 PM. The public may challenge a Board decision during this time. Immediately announce the challenge using the chat feature of the livestream. The challenger will then scan a signed copy of the Challenge During Canvass Form (PDF) and email it to the Election Director, [email protected] in PDF format. Once the Challenge Form has been received, the Board will take action on that ballot. The Board’s decision will be live and in a reply email to the challenger.

The chat feature of the livestream may be used to ask questions. Questions will be answered following the Board's review of ballots each day.


The Caroline County Board of Elections is pleased to provide the information on this site as a service to the general public. We hope you will find the information useful and informative. Please note that election procedures and laws are subject to change, sometimes rapidly. As a result, we cannot guarantee that the information on our site will always be up to date, complete or reflect the latest legal rulings or interpretations.

For additional information, the staff is available during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please contact the office by calling 410-479-8145, by faxing 410-479-5736 or by e-mailing [email protected].

Primary Election

The Presidential Primary election originally scheduled for April 28, 2020, was moved to June 2, 2020.

This election will be primarily a "vote by mail" election. All eligible voters will automatically be mailed a ballot for this election. You do not need to request a ballot. Voters can return the ballot using the postage paid envelope or take it to one of the ballot drop off box locations. An in-person voting location will be available for people who are unable to vote and return their ballot by mail. For more information, including ballot drop off and in-person voting locations, click here.

The deadline to register or update your registration is May 27, 2020.

View the Presidential Primary Election Voter Guide

General Election

Last Day to Register before General October 13, 2020

Deadline to Request a Mailed or Faxed Absentee BallotOctober 27, 2020

Deadline to Request an Electronic Absentee BallotOctober 30, 2020

General Election DayNovember 3, 2020

Maryland's Voting System

In October 2014, the State Board of Elections selected and certified a new voting system. For more information about this new system, visit What you need to know about Maryland's New Voting System webpage.

Maryland's new voting system

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