General Election Guidelines


Register to vote the usual ways (e.g., online, by mail) by October 13th.  You can register online at (  You can also simultaneously register and vote in person at a polling place up through Election Day, which is November 3rd.

Absentee Ballots

Any voter can request an absentee ballot without an excuse.  The state is mailing absentee ballot applications to all voters; you can also apply for an absentee ballot online at (  Election officials must receive your application by October 20th.

Absentee ballots must be postmarked (or dropped off in person) by November 3rd and received by 10 am on November 13th.

Voting Early

About 80 voting centers will offer early voting from October 26th to November 2nd.  Check ( for locations and exact hours. 

In-Person Voting

The usual 1,600 polling places will be consolidated into about 360 voting centers.  YOU CAN VOTE AT ANY VOTING CENTER IN YOUR COUNTY.

Washington County Polling Places

Voting Early—October 26 – November 2, 2020, 7AM-8PM: Washington County Early Voting Center, 17718 Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21740

Election Day November 3, 2020, 7AM-8PM

Bester Elementary School Gym, 385 Mill Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740

Boonsboro High School Gym, 10 Campus Avenue, Boonsboro, MD 21713

Clear Spring High School Gym, 12630 Broadfording Road, Clear Spring, MD 21722

Girls, Inc. Gym, 626 Washington Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21740

Hancock Middle/Senior High School Cafeteria, 289 W. Main Street, Hancock, MD 21750

North Hagerstown High School Gym, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21742

Pleasant Valley Elementary School Cafeteria, 1707 Rohrersville Road, Knoxville, MD 21758

Smithsburg Middle School Cafeteria, 68 N. Main Street, Smithsburg, MD 21783

South Hagerstown High School Gym, 1101 S. Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740

Washington County Early Voting Center, 17718 Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21740

Williamsport High School Gym, 5 S. Clifton Drive, Williamsport, MD 21795

The next meeting of the Mayor & Council will be held via Facebook Live Wednesday, October 7, 2020. Please click here for details.

The Meeting of the Mayor and Council of the Town of Keedysville, in compliance with the Maryland Open Meeting Law and the Emergency Ordinance of the Town regarding Open Meeting Compliance, will be streamed via the Town’s Facebook Page on Wednesday, July 1st, commencing at 7:00p.m.  No in-person attendance will be permitted at the meetings until further notice of the Mayor and Council.  Any comments or concerns regarding the Meeting, action taken or proposed action should be submitted in writing by regular or priority mail, email or hand delivery to Richard Bishop, Town Administrator, P.O. Box 359, Keedysville, MD 21756 or via email to Said comments will be made part of the Minutes of the Meeting.

The Fall bulk trash pickup is scheduled for Saturday, October 24th.

Please put items curbside Friday evening for Saturday morning pickup. Unacceptable items include the following:

paint – unless it is completely dried out

soil, rocks, sod, tree trunks, limbs, or stumps resulting from tree removal

—parts of motor vehicles

— Poisons, acids, caustics, gasoline, oil and other flammable substances, explosives,

ammunition, or other hazardous or dangerous materials

—bricks, blocks, concrete in any form

If you have any questions please call Apple Valley Waste at 1-877-267-1280.

Regular Schedule & Guidelines

Increased Patrols

In order to improve the quality of life in Keedysville and increase the safety of our streets, the Mayor & Council of Keedysville will be asking the Washington County Sheriff’s Department to increase patrols within the town. Among the infractions they will be focusing on are:

  • Failing to make a complete stop at stop signs;
  • Speeding
  • Parking in No Parking zones
  • Parking too close to fire hydrants
  • Patrols will also be on the lookout for any illegal activity

Please be considerate and observe all traffic laws.

Watershed Implementation Plan for the Chesapeake Bay

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), acting on a directive from the U.S. EPA, has directed the counties of Maryland to work with the local jurisdictions to develop a plan to reduce the introduction of nitrogen, phosphorous and sediment into the local waterways, thereby ultimately reducing these elements in the Chesapeake Bay. You can help! Keedysville will receive credits toward these reductions for efforts by homeowners, i.e. rain barrels, rain gardens, etc. If you currently use these practices on your property, or if you install them at some point in the future, please contact Town Hall. For educational materials from MDE, please go to The MDE plan is located at:


Please report any theft or any suspicious activity to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department (240-313-2100). We have a safe and peaceful community and would like to see it remain that way.

County Emergency Notification System

Citizens of Washington County should register for this new system for advanced alerting specific to emergencies and weather, community, and other optional programs.

A person can register for multiple locations such as home, family, school, and work. Also, individuals outside of Washington County can register for family and work that are located in Washington County. In addition to multiple locations, individuals can sign up for multiple forms of notification and prioritize the ways in which you receive a message.

Registration Steps to Receive Emergency Notifications

  • Log onto; on left-hand side of webpage is a Citizen Notification Button 
  • Follow prompts; it automatically adds the user to the database 
  • If the user does not have internet access, contact Sam Anderson at 240-313-4371 
  • Every family member should register! Users can have multiple locations entered (Home, Work, Family, Etc) 

An Insurance Preparedness Guide for Natural Disasters

The Maryland Insurance Administration is the state agency that regulates the insurance industry in Maryland. They have posted online “An Insurance Preparedness Guide for Natural Disatsters”, which will assist consumers to better understand their insurance polices. This guide contains information about different types of insurance coverage, provides frequently asked questions for a number of insurance claim scenearios and lists important contact information for public resources. The guide can be found on their website