By AFRO Staff

Due to the COVID-19 health emergency, Maryland’s Special General Election for the 7th Congressional District will be conducted principally by mail on April 28. This means that all registered voters eligible to vote in this election will have a ballot mailed to them automatically at the address in their voter registration record.  Your ballot will come with a postage-prepaid return envelope, so you do not need to attach stamps to return your voted ballot. But be sure to sign the oath on the back of the return envelope after you have placed your ballot inside the envelope and sealed it.  Remember, your ballot must be postmarked on or before April 28, 2020.

If you are not sure whether you are registered, or at what address, you can check your status using the voter lookup tool on the State Board of Elections website. If you would like to register to vote, would like your ballot mailed to a different address than the one in your voter registration record, or would like a replacement ballot (because you never received your ballot or made a mistake in marking your ballot), you can submit a request using the voter registration and absentee ballot request tool on the State Board of Elections website. 

There will be just three in-person centers open on April 28 for voters who cannot cast their ballots by mail, elections officials announced. Due to the risk posed by COVID-19, please do not use the in-person voting center if you are able to mark and return your ballot by mail or at a ballot drop-off location. 

The in-person voting center for Baltimore City voters in the 7th Congressional District is located at Edmondson High School, 501 N. Athol Ave., Baltimore, Md. 21229. The in-person voting center will be open on April 28, 2020 only, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Your request must be received by April 21, 2020, for ballots sent by mail to a different address, or by April 24, 2020, for ballots sent electronically. For more information visit the Baltimore City Board of Elections website at