Board of Elections

The Somerset County Board of Elections subscribes to these principals:

  • Freedom is an inherent human right, but it is also fragile and can be lost through neglect or misuse.
  • Freedom requires responsibility
  • Freedom can best be maintained and nurtured through the democratic process.  The success of the democratic process requires fair and open elections  which accurately reflect the intent of the electorate.

Therefore, it is our unique role as elections officials to serve as the gatekeepers of Democracy.

It is our sacred honor to protect and promote public trust and confidence by our conduct of accurate and fair elections.

 As the public’s guardians of freedom within a democratic society, we are responsible for the integrity of the process.  Our role demands that these principals must be placed above personal or partisan gain. 

 Nurturing and protecting Democracy is a team effort in the profession of elections administration.  Our task requires wisdom, courage and the desire to remain focused on our vision of free and impartial elections despite changes in our society and its laws.

 By dedicated adherence to the Principles and Standard of Conduct, we demonstrate our loyalty to freedom, pride in our profession and a commitment to the democratic process.

 The Election Center


Last Chance to Register to Vote or Update an Address and Vote


Board of Elections
Somerset County Office Complex
Suite #102
11916 Somerset Ave.
Princess Anne, Md. 21853
Phone: 410.651.0767
Fax: 410.651.5130

Email: Board of Elections

Downloadable Forms

How do I become an election judge?

Board Members
Jackie L. Mills, Jr. - President
Richard A. Barnhart - Vice President
Cindy C.Todd - Board Member
Mary L.T. Handy - Board Member
James W. Riley, Sr. - Board Member
James H. Porter Jr. - Board Attorney

Office Staff
Joanna W. Emely - Election Director
Diane L. Hinks - Election Supervisor
Ben Frey- Information System Specialist
Julia M. Cox - Administrative Assistant

oard Meetings are held quarterly on the first Monday in March, June, September and December at 2:30 p.m. in the Somerset County Office Complex, 11916 Somerset Ave. Room 105, Princess Anne, MD 21853.

Somerset County Board of Elections registers any eligible person who wishes to vote, and is responsible for conducting County, State and National Elections.


2016 Presidential General Election Dates & Deadlines

Thursday, October 27th 2016 - 8:00am to 8:00pm


Tuesday, November 1st 2016 - 8:00pm
(by mail or 11:59pm by fax or email)
Deadline to request Absentee Ballot Application

Thursday, November 3rd 2016 - 8:00am to 8:00pm


Tuesday, November 8th 2016 - 7:00am to 8:00pm

General Election day

Thursday, November 10th 2016

Absentee Ballot Canvass 1 - 10:00am

Wednesday, November 16th 2016 Provisional Ballot Canvass - 10:00am

Friday , November 18th 2016

Absentee Ballot Canvass 2 - 10:00am

Monday, November 21st 2016

Voter Registration Re-Opens

Additional Links
Maryland State Board of Elections Overseas and Military Voters
How to Register to Vote Elections by Year
 Voter Registration Application Help America Vote Act of 2002
Absentee Voting - Information and Instructions Voting System
Provisional Voting Polling Place Lookup
Early Voting SBE Somerset County Commissioner Districts Map
Online Voter Registration SBE Somerset County Polling Locations
Voter Registration Information Lookup Late Voter Registration Information

DISCLAIMER: The Somerset County Board of Elections is pleased to provide the information on this site as a service to the community.  We hope you will find the information useful and informative.  Please note that election procedures and laws are subject to change, sometimes rapidly.  As a result, we cannot guarantee that the information on our site will always be up to date, complete or reflect the latest legal rulings or interpretations.