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2020 Presidential Primary Election

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
2020 Presidential Primary Unofficial Results - Somerset County

Canvasses for the 2020 Primary have concluded
Yuo can view archives of each day's canvass at:,
then clicking either May or June on the right side (under 2020) and choosing a date.

Per Gov. Larry Hogan's Proclamation of March 17, 2020, the 2020 Presidential Primary has been postponed until June 2, 2020.  

Read the Proclamation here:

March 17th press release from the Maryland State Board of Elections regarding
the 2020 Presidential Primary  Delayed 2020 Primary Election.pdf


2020 Presidential Primary Election Dates & Deadlines

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Public Demo of Logic and Accuracy (L&A) results - 9am
Because of continued restrictions on public access to the election 
office, this demonstration will be presented only through the link below.

Tuesday, May 26st, 2020

Canvassing of Vote-by-Mail ballots.  
Livestreaming will be available (details TBA)

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

Deadline to Request a Mailed or Faxed Absentee Ballot

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

Deadline to register to vote and change party affiliation

Friday, May 29th, 2020

Deadline to Request an Electronic Absentee Ballot

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 PRIMARY ELECTION DAY
Ballots will be timely if deposited in Drop Box by 8pm or
postmarked by June 2.
Wednesday, June 10th, 2020 Provisional Ballot Canvass - 10am

Monday, June 15th, 2020

Voter Registration Re-Opens


The Somerset County Board of Elections subscribes to these principles:
  • 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

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Board Members
James W. Riley, Sr. - President
Ernest R. Satchell - Vice President
Mary L.T. Handy - Board Member
Tara L. Nelson - Board Member
Jerry S. Boston - Board Member
James H. Porter Jr. - Board Attorney

Office Staff
Joanna W. Emely - Election Director
Julia M. Cox - Election Supervisor
Ben Frey- Election Information Systems Specialist
Brenda Powell - Election Administrative Assistant

oard Meetings are held quarterly on the first Monday in March, June, September (second Monday), and December at 2:30 p.m. in the Somerset County Office Complex, 11916 Somerset Ave., Somerset County Commissioners' Meeting Room (room 111), 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.


Additional Links
Somerset County Commissioner Districts Map
Maryland State Board of Elections
Help America Vote Act of 2002
Voting System
Elections by Year


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.