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2020 Primary Election Update

The presidential primary election originally scheduled for April 28, 2020, was moved to June 2, 2020. This election will be conducted primarily by mail. All registered and eligible voters will be mailed a ballot for this election. Beginning on May 21, 2020, voters who prefer to drop off their ballots can do so at a Prince George’s County ballot drop off location. If you are unable to vote by mail, you may vote in-person on election day, June 2, 2020, at a Prince George’s County vote center.

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2020 Presidential Election Dates

Primary Election - June 2, 2020 from 7 am until 8 pm

General Election - November 3, 2020 from 7 am until 8 pm

Early Voting for the General Election - Thursday October 22, 2020 through Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 8 am until 8 pm

National Voter Registration Day

National Voter Registration Day

PGCMLS is proud to partner with the American Library Association and partners from across the country to celebrate National Voter Registration Day on September 22, 2020. National Voter Registration Day is a nonpartisan civic holiday intended to promote active citizenship.

PGCMLS Online Resources

Civics: Why Voting Matters

  • usa.gov/voting - Find answers to common questions about voting in the United States.
  • League of Women Voters - Our mission is to educate voters. We host hundreds of events and programs every year to educate voters about candidates in thousands of federal, state and local races, as well as distribute millions of educational materials about state and local elections.
  • National Education Association - In today’s world, informed voting and voter rights are as important as ever. NEA believes this education begins in the classroom, helping to cultivate well informed and educated students – students who are then confident and ready when it is their turn to take their place in the voting community. In support of the effort, the following resources have been collected to help guide the lesson as educators begin to instruct students on the struggles that led to the rights all are currently afforded.
  • fivethirtyeight.com/ - Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight uses statistical analysis — hard numbers — to tell compelling stories about politics, sports, science, economics and culture. The site's Election Forecast section is updated every time new polling data is made available.
  • fairfight.com/ - Fairfight’s mission is to promote fair elections around the country, encourage voter participation, and educate voters about elections and their voting rights.
  • Why vote? TED-Ed's election roundup - The right to vote is lauded as one of the most important civic responsibilities a citizen can exercise. Discover how your individual vote contributes to the popular vote and your state’s electoral vote in different ways–and see how votes are counted on both state and national levels.
  • Rock the Vote - Register to Vote, Find Election Info, and More! - Rock the Vote is a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to building the political power of young people. For 30 years, Rock the Vote has revolutionized the way we use pop culture, music, art, and technology to engage young people in politics and build our collective power.