You are the owner of this article.

We've made this article available without a subscription as a public service.

Now, more than ever, the world needs trustworthy reporting—but good journalism isn’t free. Please support us by subscribing or contributing today.

featured

County voters should have received mail-in ballots

Maryland State Board of Elections

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Board of Elections has confirmed that mail-in ballots for the June 2 Presidential Primary election have been sent by U.S. Postal Service to all eligible state voters. Ballots for Queen Anne’s County County residents were mailed on April 27; by now, each eligible voter in the county should have received a ballot at the mailing address provided to the Maryland Board of Elections.

Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, voting for the June 2 Primary will be conducted by mail, with limited options to vote in-person on election day. The pandemic also resulted in the date of the Primary being moved from April 28 to June 2.

While the mail-in ballots voters receive will display the original Primary date of April 28, the ballots are in fact valid for the June 2 election.

“Voting by mail is safe, secure and free,” said Linda Lamone, Maryland Administrator of Elections. “There is no postage required to submit a ballot. Voters simply need to fill out their ballot, sign the oath on the envelope and place it back in the mail.”

The return ballot must be postmarked no later than June 2 but can be mailed at any time before election day. Voters should sign only the oath on the outside of the envelope but not the ballot itself.

If an eligible voter does not receive a ballot in the mail, they may submit a request to absentee.SBE@maryland.gov or call 1-800-222-8683.

The Maryland State Board of Elections is committed to educating voters on the changes made to the election procedures due to the novel coronavirus epidemic. These changes have been made to ensure voters can exercise their fundamental right to vote while also safeguarding the public’s health during this pandemic.

The June 2 Presidential Primary election will be conducted by mail, with up a single in-person voting location in Queen Anne’s County for those who are unable to vote by mail. That location is the Queen Anne’s Office Building, 110 Vincit St., Centreville.

Drop boxes for voters to submit ballots will be available at two designated locations in the county beginning on May 21 — the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department, 1610 Main St., Chester and Queen Anne’s Office Building, 110 Vincit St., Centreville. The drop boxes will be available from May 21 until the close of voting on June 2.

For more information about this election, visit www.elections.maryland.gov or contact the State Board at 1-800-222-8683.

Resources for Marylanders and employees during COVID-19

SBDC Webinar - Topics: EIDL and CARES (PPP) COVID 19 Loans

Monday 4/6/2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Space is Limited ~ You Must Register: https://mdsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/16175

Please RSVP with a valid email. After registering, you will receive a Zoom Meeting link to join online, or you can join via the dial-in number. This webinar will be recorded and shared, and if space fills up, additional dates will be added.

Daily SBA Conference Call – Updates (M-F) provided and you can ask questions.

3:00 p.m., Call 202-765-1264, Conf Call ID# 827-299-626

5:30 p.m., Call 202-765-1264, Conf Call ID# 310-688-488

EIDL Application Help – Daily 10:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. On the call, an SBA agent will walk you through how to fill out the EIDL form. Have all your necessary documents ready. Zoom Meeting # 6794772946

Paycheck Protection Program Loan (PPPL) FAQ - 

SBA COVID-19 Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Main Maryland Business Information Site for COVID 19 updates and resources - https://govstatus.egov.com/md-coronavirus-business