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Welcome to the Howard County Board of Elections


Monday February 15, 2016
State Offices Closed



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Voter Outreach Request Form 
New Voting System - What You Need To Know 
New Voting System Demonstration Registration Form 
PRESS RELEASE: Early Voting - Change in Voting Process (PDF)

Howard County Voter Outreach Schedule

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11 TV Hill - New Voting System Undergoes Testing 
11 TV Hill - Will Changing Voting Systems Improve Turnout? 
11 TV Hill - See How To Use The New Voting Machines 



Howard County Board of Elections
In person/By mail: 9770 Patuxent Woods Dr, Suite 200
Columbia, MD 21046
By phone: (410) 313-5820
By fax: (410) 313-5833 or (410) 313-5899
TDD: (410) 313-2323
Office hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday - Friday



State Board of Elections
By phone: (410) 269-2840
Toll free: (800) 222-8683 (VOTE)
By fax: (410) 974-2019
By mail: PO Box 6486, Annapolis, MD 21401-6486
In person: 151 West St, Suite 200, Annapolis, MD 21401
Internet: Maryland State Board of Elections




Click here to go to the Online Voter Registration system.
Register Then Vote 



Important Dates
Candidate Filing Deadline - February 3, 2016
Registration and Party Change Deadline - April 5, 2016
Absentee Ballot Request Deadline - April 19, 2016
Upcoming Elections
2016 Presidential Primary Election Dates and Times:
Early Voting
Begins Thursday April 14, 2016
Ends Thursday April 21, 2016
Polls Open 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM each day
Election Day
Tuesday April 26, 2016
Polls Open 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Past Elections
For official election results for Maryland by state, county, and congressional and legislative districts, go to the State Board of Elections website and click the Elections link in the banner.
For 2014 Gubernatorial Early Voting turnout statistics and other reports, click here.



Mission Statement
To provide the citizens of Howard County with impartial, timely, and accurate and accessible election administration services with a commitment to the highest standards of excellence.
Board Members
Donna K. Thewes - President
Ann M. Balcerzak, Esq. - Vice President
Patrick R. Mullinix - Member
Diane L. Butler - Substitute
Raymond M. Rankin - Substitute
Michael S. Molinaro, Esq. - Counsel
Election Office
Guy C. Mickley - Director
Charlotte B. Davis - Deputy Director
Board Meeting
Howard County Election Board Meeting
Monday February 22, 2016 at 4:00 PM*
Howard County Board of Elections
9770 Patuxent Woods Dr Suite 200
Columbia, MD 21046
Tentative agenda (PDF)
Board Meetings are held at this office on the fourth Monday of every month at 4:00 pm. (Date and time subject to change.) Please contact the Election Board to confirm the date and time of the meeting if you wish to attend.
*This meeting is open to the public. Part of the Board meeting may be conducted as an Executive Session regarding any subject matter permitted pursuant to MD Code Ann. State Government 10-508(a).

Inclement Weather Policy

If Howard County Schools are closed and/or all evening activities are cancelled, the Howard County Board of Elections (Board) will not hold their fourth (4th) Monday Open Session Meeting.  The Board will notify the public of the rescheduled date, time and location.


Revised 02/10/2016

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