In Maryland’s special 7th Congressional District election, ballots cast in person to be quarantined for 24 hours

On April 28, 2020, Maryland is conducting a special election for its 7th Congressional District. At the order of Governor Larry Hogan (R), the election is proceeding largely by mail. Three in-person voting sites are open. According to a report by NBC Washington, ballots cast in person will be quarantined for a period of about 24 hours before being tallied.

Maryland is one of 23 states that have temporarily modified absentee/mail-in voting procedures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is one of five states sending mail-in ballots automatically to all eligible voters in advance of select upcoming elections. The other states are California, Montana, Nevada, and New Jersey.