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The Prince George’s Board of Elections issues a reminder to voters regarding the upcoming 2020 Presidential Primary Election.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Daneen Banks, Deputy Director
April 23, 2020 Prince George’s County Board of Elections
Important Reminder: 2020 Presidential Primary Election Postponed until June 2, 2020
The April 28th Primary has been moved to June 2, 2020!
UPPER MARLBORO- The Prince George’s Board of Elections issues a reminder to voters regarding the upcoming 2020 Presidential Primary Election. Please note that due to COVID-19, the primary election was moved from Tuesday, April 28th to Tuesday, June 2nd.The June 2, 2020 Presidential Primary election will not be a typical election in Prince George’s County. Voters will receive their official ballot in the mail.
“Prince Georgians’ ballots will be mailed during the first week of May. I encourage citizens of Prince George’s County to take this opportunity to check your registration status prior to the mailing of ballots to ensure that your address and significant information is up to date,” says Alisha Alexander, Elections Administrator for Prince George’s County.
On March 17, 2020, Governor Larry Hogan issued a proclamation postponing the 2020 Presidential Election from April 28, 2020 to June 2, 2020 in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. To educate its voters, the State Board of Elections (SBE) and the Prince George’s County Board of Elections will provide a series of public outreach announcements as it relates to the conduct of the 2020 Primary Elections. These changes were made to ensure voters can exercise their fundamental right to vote while also safeguarding the public’s health during this pandemic.
Governor Hogan required the State Board of Elections to develop a comprehensive plan detailing how the State will conduct its primary election. On April 3, 2020, the State Board of Elections presented a plan to conduct a primarily vote by mail election and the Governor ratified the SBE’s plan in a proclamation issued on April 10, 2020.
For more information, voters may contact the Prince George’s County Board of Elections at (301)341-7300 or visit elections.mypgc.us. Voters may also contact the State Board of Elections at 1-800-222-VOTE (8683) or visit www.elections.state.md.us.