Board of Elections
Due to a continued rise in COVID-19 metrics, Prince George’s County reinstituted an indoor public mask mandate.
All visitors over the age of 2 will be required to wear masks in the Board of Elections office, even if they are fully vaccinated. Our office is currently open to the public. Appointments are required for candidate filing only.
2022 SPECIAL PRIMARY ELECTION - Council District 8
Board of Canvassers Meeting - Provisional Ballots
Wed, Jan 12, 2022 10:00 AM
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
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Total number of mail-in ballots received as of 3PM Wednesday, 1/5/2022 is 5,308
(this number includes ballots collected from our four dropboxes).
As of Friday, 1/7/2022 we have received 1,373 timely ballots that will be counted during the 2nd Mail-In Ballot Canvass on Friday, 1/14/2022 at 10AM.
Please note that these figures will be adjusted as we receive mail from the U.S. Postal Service.
Dropbox Pick-Up Totals Mail-In Ballots Received
Early Voting and Election Day Voter Turnout
The deadline to drop your ballot in the dropbox is Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 8PM.
All mailed ballots must be postmarked no later than January 4, 2022. Check the post office to verify pick up times.
County Council District 8 Special Primary Election, Early Voting and Election Day Results
Early Voting results will be posted at 8:00pm on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. It is anticipated that Election Day Results will be posted at approximately 8:45pm.
County Council District 8 Special Election, Mail-In Ballot Canvass:
The Prince George’s County Board of Elections will begin canvassing mail-in/provisional ballots on the following dates/times:
- 1st Mail-In Ballot Canvass - 10:00am on Thursday, January 6, 2022. The mail-in ballot canvass is expected to continue through Saturday, January 8, 2022.
- Provisional Ballot Canvass – 10:00am on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 and is expected to continue through Friday, January 14, 2022.
- 2nd Mail-In Ballot Canvass – 10:00am on Friday, January 14, 2022. Any overseas and/or domestic ballots that were postmarked by Election Day, January 4, 2022 and meet the other requirements but were delivered by the post office to the Board of Elections after the 1st canvass will be counted.
All Canvasses will be conducted at the Board of Elections Training Center located at 1100 Mercantile Lane, Suite 160, Largo, MD 20774.
In an effort to prevent the Board of Elections’ staff and ballot canvassers from contracting COVID-19, The Board of Elections will allow each candidate and their respective representatives to observe the canvass process (see above). All observers must wear K95 masks that will be provided by The Board of Elections. All others can view the process by live-streaming. The link will be posted prior to the 1st mail-in ballot canvass.
The Prince George’s County Board of Elections will conduct a Vote-By-Mail Special Election to fill the vacancy in County Council District 8. Ballots will be mailed to every eligible voter residing in County Council District 8. Ballots will be mailed including postage-paid return envelopes in mid-December 2021 prior to the Special Primary Election and in mid-January, 2022 for the Special General Election. NOTE: Only Democrats and Republicans residing in Council District 8 are eligible to vote in the Special Primary Election.
In person voting will also be offered at the Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex Vote Center located at 7007 Bock Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744.
The dates and times are as follows:
Special Primary Election:
- Special Primary Election-January 4, 2022, 7am-8pm.
- Special Primary - Early voting will be conducted on December 27-30, 2021 and January 2-3, 2022, (10am-8pm each day and 12pm – 6pm on Sunday).
- Voter Registration/Party Affiliation Deadline (County Council District 8 residents only): Tuesday, December 14, 2021 for the Special Primary Election, 5pm.
Special General Election
- Special General Election-February 1, 2022, 7am-8pm.
- Special General - Early voting will be conducted on January 26-January 31, 2022, (10am-8pm and 12pm – 6pm on Sunday).
- Voter Registration Deadline (County Council District 8 residents only): Tuesday, January 11, 2022 for the Special General Election, 5pm.
Candidate Filing Deadline: Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 9pm.
NOTE: In addition to the filing documents, candidates must prepare a maximum of 500 word statement that will be included in the ballot packet to voters.
Ballot Drop Boxes will be available at the following locations: They will be closed and locked at 8PM on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.
Crossland High School
6901 Temple Hill Road
Camp Springs, MD 20748
Southern Regional Technology & Recreation Complex
7007 Bock Road
Fort Washington, MD 20744
Temple Hills Community Center
5300 Temple Hill Road
Temple Hills, MD 20748
Prince George's County Board of Elections
1100 Mercantile Lane, Suite 115A
Largo, MD 20774
The website will be updated regularly. Please contact The Prince George’s County Board of Elections on 301-341-7300 for additional information.
Notice of a Public Demonstration – Council District 8
The Prince George’s County Board of Elections will conduct a public demonstration that describes the process of determining the Logic and Accuracy of the voting equipment that will be used in the County Council District 8 Special Election. The demonstration will be held on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 10:00am at the following location:
Prince George’s County Board of Elections
1100 Mercantile Lane, Suite 115A
Largo, MD 20774
2022 GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION DATES
Primary Election - June 28, 2022, 7 am until 8 pm
- Early Voting for the Primary Election - Thursday, June 16, 2022 through Thursday, June 23, 2022 from 7 am until 8 pm.
General Election - November 8, 2022, 7 am until 8 pm
- Early Voting for the General Election - Thursday, October 27, 2022 through Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 7 am until 8 pm
TONIGHT'S BOARD MEETING (MONDAY, 1/3/2022) IS CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.
Robert G. McGinley, Esq. Board Attorney
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.
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.
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 The Election Law Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland. The Board and the Election Administrator seek to provide voter registration to every County citizen who wants it.