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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


 

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
Ernest R. Satchell - 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


B
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.

 

2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election Dates & Deadlines

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Deadline to register to vote - 9pm

Tuesday, June 14th, 2018 - 10:00am - 8:00pm
EARLY VOTING BEGINS

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 - 8:00pm (by mail) or 11:59pm
(by fax or email)

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline: Ballot Delivered by Mail or Fax

Thursday, June 21st, 2018 - 10:00am to 8:00pm

EARLY VOTING ENDS

Friday, June 22nd, 2018 - 5:00pm (by mail) or 11:59pm
(by fax or email)

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline: Ballot Delivered by Internet

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 - 7:00am to 8:00pm PRIMARY ELECTION DAY

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Absentee Ballot Canvass 1 - 10:00am

Thursday, July 5th, 2018 Provisional Ballot Canvass - 10:00am
Friday, July 6th, 2018 Absentee Ballot Canvass 2 - 10:00am

Monday, July 9th, 2018

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  
 

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.