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Absentee Ballot Request Application

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An eligible voter may vote by absentee ballot in a Town election for any reason, pursuant to §4-108 of the Maryland Local Government Article, as may be amended. The Town Clerk shall prepare absentee ballots and an absentee voter list to keep an accurate record of voters who request an absentee ballot. 

1. A registered voter may request an absentee ballot as early as thirty (30) days prior to the election. The request can be made electronically or by mail . Absentee ballots and accompanying envelopes are made available to any eligible voter upon request until the election, including ballots requested in writing by a duly authorized agent. Requests can be made up until the closing of the polls, however all ballots must be submitted prior to the polls being declared closed in order to be counted. 

2. Any registered voter voting by absentee may designate an agent to pick up and deliver an absentee ballot granted that they; are at least 18 years of age, are not a candidate on the ballot, sign an affidavit that the ballot was delivered to the voter who submitted the application, marked and placed in an envelope by the voter, or with assistance in the agent's presence; and returned to the Town by the agent.

3. Any absentee ballots received after polling has closed will be handled as a spoiled ballot.   

4. Every absentee voter shall be listed on the absentee voter list that includes name, address, date of issuance of ballot and date of receipt of voted ballot. Voted ballots shall be kept sealed in their envelopes and stored in a secure location to be opened and tallied on Election Day.