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Guidelines for Montogomery County Mail-in Ballots and Ballot Drop off locations

Updated: Mar 10, 2021

Due to the number of mail-in ballots to be utilized during this election cycle, the Montogomery County Board of Elections published guidelines to ensure voters are aware of the mail-in ballots requirement.

Voters need to carefully read the ballot contests before filling out your ballot and double-check to ensure that you are using a black or blue ballpoint pen. If you use a sharpie or marker, your ballot will be rejected. If you need assistance voting, remember that the person assisting you must complete and return, with your voted ballot, the “Certification of Person Assisting Voter” form. This step is crucial as not completing the form will invalidate your ballot. Voters should also be aware that they may be required to provide a copy of their ID to vote. However, this will not be the case for the majority of voters. If you are required to have an ID, the words “ID REQUIRED” appear on your return envelope.

Acceptable forms of ID include:

-Driver’s license number

-Last four digits of their Social Security Number,

-Some case voters may be required to submit a copy of proper identification, such as a Maryland driver’s license, Permit, MVA ID, or official document, including their name and address.

Once you complete your ballot, merely place your ballot into the Postage paid return envelope. No postage is necessary. You will only need to pay for Postage if you choose to receive your ballot via email. Emailed ballots will need both an envelope and Postage that you provide. Please remember to sign and date the “Oath of Absentee Voter” on the return envelope’s back. Ballots not signed will not be counted.

The Montgomery County Board of Elections has posted a list of locations for Election 2020 mail-in ballot drop doxes, which are available at the following locations:

Activity Center at Bohrer Park 506 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

City of Rockville 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850 (City Hall Parking Lot/Drive-up Box)

Clarksburg High School 22500 Wims Road, Clarksburg, MD 20871

Col. Zadok Magruder High School 5939 Muncaster Mill Road, Rockville, MD 20855

Damascus Community Recreation Center 25520 Oak Drive, Damascus, MD 20872

Executive Office Building 101 Monroe Street, Rockville, MD 20850

Germantown Community Recreation Center 18905 Kingsview Road, Germantown, MD 20874

Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center 4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center 14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866

Mid-County Community Recreation Center 2004 Queensguard Road, Silver Spring, MD 20906

Montgomery County Board of Elections 18753 North Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20879 (Drive-up Box)

Montgomery Blair High School 51 University Boulevard East, Silver Spring, MD 20901

Montgomery Co. Conference Center Marriott Bethesda North, 5967 Executive Boulevard, North Bethesda, MD 20852

Nancy H. Dacek N. Potomac Community Recreation Center, 13850 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD 20850

Poolesville High School 17501 West Willard Road, Poolesville, MD 20837

Potomac Community Recreation Center 11315 Falls Road, Potomac, MD 20854

Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department 17921 Brooke Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860

Silver Spring Civic Building 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Springbrook High School 201 Valley Brook Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20904

Takoma Park Community Center 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912

Walt Whitman High School 7100 Whittier Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817

Watkins Mill High School 10301 Apple Ridge Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Wheaton High School 12401 Dalewood Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20906

Wheaton Library & Community Recreation Center 11701 Georgia Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902

White Oak Community Recreation Center 1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904

Drop boxes at the following locations will be available by October 15th:

Albert Einstein High School 11135 Newport Mill Road Kensington, MD 20895

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School 4301 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814

Damascus High School 25921 Ridge Road, Damascus, MD 20872

Gaithersburg High School 101 Education Boulevard, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

James Hubert Blake High School 300 Norwood Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905

John F. Kennedy High School 1901 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902

Northwest High School 13501 Richter Farm Road, Germantown, MD 20874

Northwood High School 919 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD 20901

Paint Branch High School 14121 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866

Quince Orchard High School 15800 Quince Orchard Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Richard Montgomery High School 250 Richard Montgomery Drive, Rockville, MD 20852

Rockville High School 2100 Baltimore Road, Rockville, MD 20851

Seneca Valley High School 19401 Crystal Rock Drive, Germantown, MD 20874

Thomas S. Wootton High School 2100 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, MD 20850

Walter Johnson High School 6400 Rock Spring Drive, Bethesda, MD 20814

Winston Churchill High School 11300 Gainsborough Road, Potomac, MD 20854

Drop boxes at the following locations will be available by October 24th:

Bette Carol Thompson Scotland Neighborhood Recreation Center 7700 Scotland Drive, Potomac, MD 20854

East County Community Recreation Center 3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring, MD 20904

Friendship Heights Village Center 4433 South Park Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Gwendolyn E. Coffield Community Recreation Center 2450 Lyttonsville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Longwood Community Recreation Center 19300 Georgia Avenue, Brookeville, MD 20833

Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center 1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901

Robertson Park Youth Center 801 Rabbitt Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Sherwood High School 300 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860

Upper County Community Recreation Center 8201 Emory Grove Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

If you are mailing your ballot, be sure it is postmarked by November 3rd. If you utilize one of the above drop boxes, your ballot must be in the dropbox by 8:00 pm on November 3rd. The Board of Elections recommends voters who wait to drop off their ballot until Election Day uses a Board of Elections dropbox to prevent any delay in having your ballot postmarked.



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