PRIMARY ELECTION - SEPT 14, 2021 | GENERAL ELECTION - NOV 2, 2021
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure all who wish to vote can do so in a safe manner, The City of Frederick will be offering many options for voting in the upcoming election. Registered voters can vote by mail, vote by dropbox, or vote in-person via early voting or day-of voting.
- Update Your Voter Info
- Register to Vote
- View 2021 Primary Candidates
- Sample Primary Ballots: Democrat | Republican
- Precinct Boundary Map
Ballots will be mailed to all registered voters in The City of Frederick at least 21 days prior to each election (note: for Democrat and Republican primaries, a voter must be a registered party member accordingly to receive a ballot. Independent or unaffiliated voters, by definition, are excluded from participating in the primary contests.)
A mail-in ballot may be returned by mail in accordance with any instructions accompanying the ballot. A ballot returned by mail and postmarked on or before the date of the election and received by the Board on or before 4:30 p.m. on the first Friday after election day will be counted. Postage is provided by the City.
Track your Mail-In Ballot
The City of Frederick allows citizens to track their mail-in ballot through the mailing system. Track your Mail-In Ballot
If you are concerned that your ballot tracking is inaccurate, please contact the Election Office at 301-600-2575.
Ballot dropboxes will be in place in early September for the Primary and mid-October for the general election.
For the Primary Election, all ballot dropboxes will close on Tuesday, September 14th at 8PM.
- Trinity School Voting Center, 6040 New Design Road
- Frederick County Board of Elections Office, 340A Montevue Lane
- Talley Recreation Center, 121 North Bentz Street
- Hillcrest Commons, 1150 Orchard Terrace
- Housing Authority Office, 209 Madison Street
- Frederick Community College, 7932 Opossumtown Pike (outside Student Activities Building)
- Governor Thomas Johnson High School, 1501 North Market Street
- PRIMARY | September 8-11, 2021: 7AM- 8PM
- GENERAL | October 27-30, 2021: 7AM- 8PM
- Trinity School Voting Center - 6040 New Design Road, Frederick, MD 21703
- Frederick County Transit Service is available. (More information)
Day of Election Voting
- PRIMARY | September 14, 2021: 7AM- 8PM
- GENERAL | November 2, 2021: 7AM- 8PM
WHERE TO VIEW PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS
The City of Frederick will post and announce results as they are received by the Frederick County Board of Elections.
Based on the schedule provided by the Frederick County Board of Elections, the City will post results on the following schedule on the election website (cityoffrederickmd.gov/2021election), on the City's social media channels, and on CH 99 (TV and Online):
- Tuesday, 9/14 Evening: Results of In-Person Early Voting and Day-Of Voting will be posted
- Thursday, 9/16 Evening: Results of Mail-In and Dropbox ballots will be posted (Day 1 of Canvassing) | Canvassing will be streamed on CH 99 and the City's YouTube Channel.
- Friday, 9/17 Evening: Results of Mail-In and Dropbox ballots will be posted (Day 2 of Canvassing ) | Canvassing will be streamed on CH 99 and the City's YouTube Channel.
- If needed, vote canvassing for Mail-In and Dropbox ballots will continue on Sat, 9/18 and Mon, 9/20.
- The election will be certified at 9 AM on Tuesday, 9/21. This event will be streamed on CH 99 and the City's YouTube Channel.
ELIGIBILITY AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION
To vote in the City election, you must be 18 years of age, a resident of The City of Frederick, a United States Citizen, and not be disqualified as outlined by Maryland State law. To vote in the Democrat and Republican primaries, a voter must be a registered party member accordingly. Independent or unaffiliated voters, by definition, are excluded from participating in the primary contests.
To register to vote:
- Visit Maryland's Online Voter Registration System and apply online.
- Call 301-600-VOTE (8683) to request an application be mailed to you
- Download an application from the Maryland State Board of Elections website:
- Registration Deadlines
- Primary: August 16, 2021
- General: October 4, 2021