Maryland election board recommends no in-person voting

It says it’s the result of the coronavirus emergency.


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Board of Elections is proposing that all ballots for the state’s delayed primary be mailed in or dropped off due to the coronavirus pandemic. Elections officials detailed the plan in a Wednesday teleconference meeting. If approved, the move would eliminate any need for Maryland’s more than 4 million registered voters to cast their ballots in person on June 2.

The primary had been scheduled for April 28, but was pushed back by executive order.

The Baltimore Sun reports the board said it can’t guarantee that poll workers would have the gear necessary to protect them.

The board is expected to finalize a plan by April 3.


By The Associated Press