Maryland State Delegate Julian Ivey
Vice Chair – Prince George’s County Delegation
Maryland Ballot Questions
Maryland is the only state in the country where the Governor has so much power over our State budget. Question 1 will allow the Maryland General Assembly to increase or decrease funding as long as overall spending does not increase and we maintain a balanced budget.
Question 2 would create a constitutional amendment to authorize sports betting in Maryland. Sports betting is now legal in all states surrounding Maryland and the tax revenue from sports betting would go towards Maryland’s public schools.
Prince George’s County Ballot Questions
This act would allow Prince George’s County officials to borrow $178.15 million to renovate and build roads, bridges, parking lots and maintenance facilities including improving pedestrian safety.
This act would allow county officials to borrow about $28.8 million to pay for the construction and improvement of libraries in the county including building Library Facilities.
This act would allow county officials to borrow about $44.5 million to pay for the construction and improvement of public safety facilities, specifically fire department facilities, in the county.
This act would allow county officials to borrow $133 million to pay for the construction and renovation of county buildings particularly the consolidation and acquisition of facilities that will become downtown Prince George’s County in Largo.
This act would allow county officials to borrow $121.7 million to pay for the construction and renovation of community college facilities.
Register to Vote or Check Your Registration!
✔️ If you need to register to vote or change your voter information, you can do so here. Remember to register by Tuesday, October 13th!
✔️ Want to double check that your voting information is accurate? You can check by going here.
Vote by Mail
You must proactively REQUEST your mail-in ballot and can RETURN your mail-in ballot in a number of ways:
✔️ Online: You can request a mail-in ballot NOW by going to bit.ly/MDBALLOTS.
✔️ Mail: OR return your mail-in ballot request form that was sent to all registered voters between August 24th and 31st. You can fill out the request and send it back before October 20th (the sooner the better).
✔️ Receive your ballot: The Board of Elections will mail requested ballots out 30-45 days before Election Day.
✔️ Return your ballot: Once you fill out your mail-in ballot you can send it back via the mail OR drop it off at one of the Drop Boxes in the County that will be co-located with Voting Centers. Ballots must be postmarked by November 3rd or dropped in a Drop Box by 8:00pm on November 3rd. Prince George’s County will host 42 Drop Boxes around the County, you can see that full list here.
✔️ Track your ballot: You can track your ballot, from the Board of Elections to your home and back again, by going here and scrolling down to “Status of My Mailed-in or Provisional Ballots.”
Vote in Person
✔️ Vote Early: Prince George’s County will host 11 Early Voting Centers, all of which will be open for Early Voting from MONDAY, OCTOBER 26th through MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd, from 7:00am to 8:00pm. You can see the full list here.
✔️ Vote on November 3rd: Prince George’s County will have 41 Voting Centers where any County voter can cast a ballot on Election Day, November 3, 2020, from 7:00am until 8:00pm. You can see the full list here.
Frequently Asked Questions
– What if I request a mail-in ballot then decide I would rather vote in person? Your in-person vote would be marked as “provisional” on Election Day and not counted until the Board of Elections is certain you did not also return your mail-in ballot.
– Are we certain that people won’t be able to vote twice? Yes, see above. What is more, the Board of Elections found no evidence of voter fraud in the June Primary.
– How secure is the Drop Box? The Board of Elections ensures that all drop boxes are monitored via video camera and BOE staff check them twice a day in person.
– Will election results be delayed due to so many people voting by mail? While it will take longer to count the ballots, the Board of Elections staff will begin “canvassing” ballots that have returned in mid-October and sequester the results until after the Election. The Board of Elections is anticipating an increase in voter participation – likely 85% – and it is critical that they have the ability to ensure an accurate count. This is just a greater reason to return your mail-in ballot as soon as you receive it!
– The form to apply for a mail-in ballot is confusing and convoluted. If you are having trouble requesting your mail-in ballot online, please call the Prince George’s County Board of Elections and they will help you troubleshoot: (301) 341-7300.