Board of Elections

Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Prince George’s County Board of Elections is open to the public by appointment only. Please call 301-341-7300 to make an appointment.

2020 PRESIDENTIAL GENERAL ELECTION:

EARLY VOTING will be held Monday, October 26, 2020 through Monday, November 2, 2020 from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM

EARLY VOTING WAIT TIMES

ELECTION DAY is Tuesday, November 3, 2020 from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM


 
Early Voting Sites and Election Day Vote Centers
Voters can vote at the Early Voting or Election Day Site of their choice.

Prince George's County Official Ballot Drop Box Locations
*** The ballot drop box located at the University of Maryland is located within Parking Lot 4b, off of Paint Branch Drive.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

View the 2020 Presidential Election Ballot Proofs

Mail-In Ballot Canvass
The Prince George’s County Board of Canvassing team will open vote by mail ballots beginning on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. at the Lake Arbor Community Center, 10100 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville, MD 20721. 

This process is referred to as the “canvass”. The canvass will continue daily as needed until all ballots are opened and scanned for counting. The Board will meet regularly to make decisions about ballots that are referred for review. Canvass Schedule.

Due to Covid-19, there will be limited access to the public.  Only two people will be allowed in the facility at one time for a period no longer than one-half hour.  The process can be view by the public via live-stream. Link to canvass live stream

If there are public challenges, the voter must alert us of the challenge, complete a Challenge Form and email it to election@co.pg.md.us . The challenger has one hour from the time the challenge is made to submit the form.

Results for ballots canvassed before Election Day will be released after 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3. The process will continue after Election Day, with each day’s results added to the previous day’s total, until all ballots are counted. This process typically takes several weeks, as ballots postmarked by Election Day can still be received for up to 10 days after Election Day,

Provisional ballots cast at vote centers during Early Voting or on Election Day will be opened beginning on Wednesday, November 11, 2020.

BOARD MEETINGS

The next board meeting will be conducted on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 9 am via teleconference. The public may dial in by phone. The phone number and access information will be posted prior to the meeting.

BOARD MEMBERS

Members


  • John E. Rowe (R), President
  •  Beatrice P. Tignor (D), Vice President
  •  Roberta B. Deegan (R)
  •  Thomas J. Slezak (R)
  •  Jaime J. Vazquez-Saldana (R)

     

Alternate Members


  • Clement A. Gaynor, Jr. (R)
  •  Monica A. Roebuck (D)
  •  Harold Ruston (R)

Anita C. Jones, Recording Secretary
Robert G. McGinley, Esq. Board Attorney

Mission Statement


The mission of the Prince George's County Board of Elections is to promote voter education, administer an efficient voting process, maintain an accurate voter registration database, and ensure that elected officials are elected in accordance with Federal, State, and County election laws.

Membership


The Governor, by and with the consent of the Senate, appoints five persons who constitute the Board of Elections. The appointees are selected from lists furnished by the County Central Committee of the Democratic and Republican parties. The Board is responsible for the supervision of all County, State and Federal Elections held in Prince George's County.

Responsibilities


The Board of Elections is responsible for the supervision of elections, voter registration and record keeping, and the administration of election laws in Prince George's County, in accordance with Article 33 of the Annotated Code of Maryland. The Board and the Election Administrator seek to provide voter registration to every County citizen who wants it.