Detailed information about voting procedures in the state of Maryland can be obtained by going to the website for the Maryland State Board of Elections:
Some key points for voting in Talbot County include:
Voting Hours: Polls are open continuously from 7:00 AM until 8:00 PM on Election Day. Anyone in line at 8:00 PM will be allowed to vote.
Where to Vote: Voters are required to vote where they reside. If your voter registration is up-to-date, you can refer to your Voter Notification Card for your precinct number and polling place location or use the Polling Place Locator on the Maryland State Board of Elections site. You may also consult the Talbot County election district maps by going to:
If you moved (more than three weeks before the election) and did not update your voter registration information, you will need to contact the Talbot County Election Board to find out your proper polling place (based on your new residence address). You will be required to vote a provisional ballot at the new polling place.
Contact information for the Talbot County Election Board:
215 Bay Street Street, Easton MD, 21601
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 353 Easton MD 21601-0353
Dates will be posted here, with voting taking place
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Daily
Easton Fire House
315 Aurora Park Drive
Easton, MD 21601
Any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot including military and overseas voters. You must submit an application for a ballot for each election in which you wish to vote.
You may download an application for an absentee ballot from the State of Maryland Board of Elections at:
or you may contact the Talbot County Election Board to request that an application be mailed to you. To use this form, enter the required information, print the form, sign it, and send it to or drop it off at the Talbot County Board of Elections.
A request for an absentee ballot for Presidential Elections must be received by mail or hand delivered to the Election Board office by 4:30pm on the Tuesday before the Election. Faxed applications will be accepted until 11:59 pm on that day.
After the deadline, a Late Application for Absentee Ballot must be completed in person at the board of elections.
Ballots are typically available for mailing approximately three weeks before an election. Ballots may also be picked up at the Talbot County Election Board after that time.
Completing and returning the ballot:
After you receive your ballot, vote the ballot and return it to your county board of elections by 8 p.m. on election day. A ballot received by the county board of elections will be counted provided:
- It has been received prior to the closing of the polls on election day; or
- It was mailed from a location within the United States before election day, bearing a postmark verifying that fact, and the ballot is received from the postal service by 4 p.m. on the Wednesday following election day; or
- It was mailed from a location outside the United States before election day, bearing a postmark verifying that fact, and the ballot is received from the postal service by 4 p.m. on the second Friday following Election Day or 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday after a Presidential Primary Election.
Important Note: Do not take your voted absentee ballot to the polls on election day. A voted absentee ballot turned in at the polls will not be counted.
Voters with specific questions should contact the Talbot County Election Board at 410-770-8099 or the Maryland State Board of Elections at 800-222-8683.
To register to vote, or to change your party affiliation, click here.
If you have any questions about registering to vote, the voting process, absentee voting, where to vote, or anything else related to the election process, please contact us.