On April 10, officials in both Maryland and New Hampshire announced modifications to absentee voting procedures in upcoming elections.
In Maryland, the June 2 primary election will be conducted predominantly by mail, with all eligible voters being mailed a ballot in advance of the election. There will be at least one in-person voting center per county to accommodate voters who cannot cast their ballots by mail.
In New Hampshire, the secretary of state and attorney general advised election officials that “any voter may request an absentee ballot for the September 2020 Primary and November 2020 General Elections based on concerns regarding COVID-19.”
To date, 20 states have implemented temporary modifications to absentee voting procedures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Maryland is one of six states that will be conducting select upcoming elections entirely or largely by mail. New Hampshire is one of six states that has temporarily expanded absentee voting eligibility.