MARYLAND began mailing ballot request forms

The Maryland State Board of Elections announced Monday that it has begun mailing ballot request forms to registered voters ahead of the June 28 primary.

Forms will start arriving in the mail later this week, the board said in a news release.

This year, Maryland state law requires election officials to send all voters a form to request a ballot by mail.

Voters who want a ballot by mail will be asked to complete the application form, sign and seal it, and return it in the postage-paid envelope that accompanies the form. Applications must be received by June 21.

This first phase will be sent to registered Democrats and Republicans. Voters registered with other parties and unaffiliated voters will get forms in a second round after the filing deadline if there is a primary in their school board district.

Alternatively, voters can request a mail-in ballot online if they have a Maryland driver’s license or MVA-issued identification card. To complete an application online, visit vote.md.gov/NeedBallot.

Voters can also visit their local board of elections and complete and return their ballot request form.

Voters who wish to vote in person do not need to complete and return the form.