Fact Sheet: Mail-in Voting

This information is intended to help educate voters in Kent County, Maryland to vote by mail-in ballots, as provided by Maryland Election Law.

Kent County GOP recommends mail-in voting for all Marylanders as a reliable alternative to in person voting.

Why request a Mail-in Ballot?

  • Flexibility to vote on your own time.
  • Encourage others in the household to vote with you.

Where to send your completed Mail-in Ballot?

  • Postal mail, drop boxes located throughout the county, or Board of Elections office.
  • Drop boxes are located at:
    • Galena Volunteer Fire Company, 90 E. Cross St, Galena, MD
    • Kent County Public Library, 408 High St, Chestertown, MD
    • Rock Hall Fire Department, 21500 Rock Hall Ave, Rock Hall, MD
  • Kent County GOP strongly recommends against allowing someone you don’t personally trust to deliver your ballot (ballot harvesting).

How to request your Mail-in Ballot?

  • Fill out a request form at Board of Elections office or online.
    The Board of Elections office is located at 135 Dixon Dr, Chestertown, MD.
  • You have the option to automatically receive a mail-in ballot for every election by checking the box “I would like to receive a mail-in ballot for all future federal and state elections”.
  • Otherwise, you will receive a ballot for the next election only.
  • Kent County GOP recommends delivery “In the mail” as it is more secure, and NOT “Through email” or “As a fax” which are insecure.
  • Request your Mail-in Ballot by May 7, 2024 to vote in the 2024 Election.

Is it secure?

  • Yes!  So long as your ballot remains in your control, with elections staff, or with US Postal Service.

What if I want to vote in person again?

  • You will always be able to vote in person.
  • If you have already received a mail-in ballot, then election staff will provide you with a Provisional Ballot and it may take extra time to vote.
  • To stop receiving mail-in ballots, visit the Board of Elections office.
    The Board of Elections office is located at 135 Dixon Dr, Chestertown, MD.

How do I know my Mail-in Ballot was counted?

  • Maryland provides an online ballot tracker service.

Frequently Asked Questions

Maryland provides a guide on mail-in voting at: https://elections.maryland.gov/voting/absentee.html

Who can I contact with questions?

The Board of Elections office is your first point of contact for any election related questions or issues.

135 Dixon Dr, Chestertown, MD 21620
(410) 778-0038

In addition, Kent County GOP is prepared to help with any election questions you may have.  Use our Contact Form to send us your questions.