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