By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer
(July 23, 2020) Berlin Deputy Town Administrator Mary Bohlen and the Board of Supervisors of Elections reviewed the 2020 Berlin municipal election schedule during its meeting on Tuesday, July 14.
Voter registration and regular candidate filing are due on Sept. 4.
The town will also begin accepting absentee voting applications that day.
“We can’t start accepting them until Sept. 4, but the application itself will be on the website right around Sept. 1,” Bohlen said.
Sept. 29 is the deadline for receiving absentee applications by mail.
“I have to have it in my hand by Sept. 29,” Bohlen said. “The postmark is not sufficient to meet that deadline.”
According to the town’s website, write-in candidates’ filing is due Sept. 29 at 4:30 p.m.
Bohlen has to mail out absentee ballots by Oct. 1 for any applications that have been received.
In-person absentee applications are due at Town Hall by 5 p.m. on Oct. 2.
Election Day is Oct. 6 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The five board members and additional poll workers must be at the polling places on Election Day at 6:30 a.m. and remain there until polling is closed.
For more information, visit berlinmd.gov/government/municipal-elections/.