Early voting begins Monday in Maryland

Registered Maryland voters can begin in-person early voting in the 2020 Presidential Election starting Monday, October 26 at voting centers around the state.

Washington County’s one early voting center is located at the Washington County Election Center at 17718 Virginia Avenue in Hagerstown. Early voting centers are open from Monday, October 26 through Monday, November 2, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. That includes Saturday and Sunday.

Mail-in ballots are currently being canvassed as they are received by the Washington County Board of Elections. Canvass and Board Review sessions can be watched live through a link on the county’s election website.

Voters who cast a ballot through mail-in voting can track the status of their ballot through the county’s election website as well.

Washington County voters will still be able to cast a ballot in person at local precincts on Election Day, November 3. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Hancock residents who have not already done early voting or cast a mail-in ballot can vote at the Hancock Middle-Senior High School on November 3.

Maryland election officials have said registered voters will be able to cast a ballot in any voting center in the county of their residence, so Hancock voters on Election Day can vote at any polling place in Washington County.

Same Day Registration

Voters who missed the October 13 voter registration deadline can still register to vote at Early Voting and on Election Day. Same Day Registration requires an individual to show a current Maryland driver’s license of MVA ID card and be a “pre-qualified” individual in the electronic pollbook.

For more information, contact the Washington County Board of Elections at 240-313-2050 or email

Statewide election regulations and information are available on the state’s website: