Somerset County Board of Elections

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Somerset County Commission on Aging
8928 Sign Post Road (Rear of Building)
Westover, MD 21871

Brinkleys Distict (03-001)
Marion Baptist Church
5829 Crisfield Highway
Marion, MD 21838


2020 Presidential Primary Election Dates & Deadlines

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

Deadline to register to vote (In office) - 5pm 
Deadline to register to vote (online) - 11:59pm

Thursday, April 16th, 2020 EARLY VOTING BEGINS - 10:00am - 8:00pm Daily (including Sunday)

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

Deadline to apply for Absentee Application (By mail 8:00pm or by fax 11:59pm)

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020


Friday, April 24th, 2020

Deadline to apply for Absentee request via Internet

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020 PRIMARY ELECTION DAY

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Absentee Ballot Canvass 1 - 10am

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 Provisional Ballot Canvass - 10am
Friday, May 8th, 2020 Absentee Ballot Canvass 2 - 10am

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

Voter Registration Re-Opens

Official Gubernatorial General Election Results

Gubernatorial Primary Election Results

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


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- Information System 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. 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.


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.