Maryland Election Board: Mail-In Voting ‘Here To Stay’

Roughly one-third of voters cast mail-in ballots in July primary, a number similar to that in 2020 as part of pandemic protocols

  • Numbers are based on recent report from state elections official.
  • The finding that 35% of Marylanders voted by mail in the July primaries in from preliminary information.
  • Nikki Charlson, deputy administrator with the Maryland State Board of Elections, said the one-third number is “slightly lower than [in] 2020. We weren’t sure if that started a new trend or not. It does look like voting by mail is here to stay.”
  • Charlson also said that prior to 2020 mail-in voting was consistently under 10% of the total ballots cast in an election.


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