Registered voters in Frederick County can vote early before the 2018 General Election. This year, Early Voting occurs Oct. 25 through Nov. 1, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. each day. There are four Early Voting locations in Frederick County, and voters can use any of the four centers to cast their vote.
The first Early Voting Center will be set up in the Frederick County Senior Services Division/Senior Center, located at 1440 Taney Avenue, Frederick. (Early voting operations will not disrupt regularly scheduled events at the Senior Center, but seniors will be encouraged to sign up in advance for certain activities.)
Because of possible heavy voter traffic, voters are encouraged to use overflow parking in the back upper parking lot of the American Legion, 1450 Taney Avenue, on the following dates and times: Oct. 25, 28, 29, 30 and Nov. 1 – all day, and Oct. 26, 27 and 31 – until 6 p.m. Posted signs will direct voters to the overflow parking area.
The second Early Voting Center will be set up at the Thurmont Regional Library, located at 76 East Moser Road, Thurmont.
The third Early Voting Center will be set up at the Urbana Regional Library, located at 9020 Amelung Street, Frederick.
The fourth Early Voting Center will be set up at the Middletown Volunteer Fire Department Activities Center, 1 Fireman’s Lane, Middletown.
The General Election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Early Voters cannot cast an absentee ballot or vote on Election Day. The process during early voting is the same as on Election Day. Registered voters who arrive at any Early Voting Center will check in and vote their ballot. Like Election Day, voters will vote on the state’s paper ballot voting system www.elections.maryland.gov/voting_system).
The Early Voting Centers will not be open for voting on the General Election Day. On those days, voters must vote at the polling place for the address where they live.
For more information, call the Board of Elections at 301-600-VOTE (8683) or visit FrederickCountyMD.gov/elections and click on the “Early Voting” link.