December 8, 2023

Pre-Election Canvass Conducted Oct. 20

With early voting beginning next week, Oct. 20 is the first of the St. Mary’s County Board of Elections’ canvasses for the 2022 Gubernatorial General Mail-in Ballots and Provisional Ballots.

  • Pre-Election Day Canvass: Oct. 20, 2022,  9am. These results will not be released until Election Night.
  • After Election Mail-in Ballot Canvass: Nov. 10, 2022, 10am.
  • The Provisional Ballot Canvass: Nov. 16, 2022, 10am.
  • The Final Canvass: Nov. 18, 2022, 10 am.

All canvasses will be held at the St. Mary’s County Board of Elections Office at 23250 Hollywood Road in Leonardtown,  MD 20650.

Early voting will be held from Thursday, Oct. 27 through Thursday, Nov. 3.

Early voting centers will be open each day during that window from 7am to 8pm. The complete list of Maryland’s Election Day polling locations is posted toward the bottom of the 2022 Elections landing page under “Polling Place and Precinct Reports.”

The best option for individual voters to identify their polling place is to use the Voter Look-Up website.

Some of the early voting center locations changed following July’s Primary Election.  The State Board of elections encourages voters to review the  list of early voting centers, here in Spanish.

St. Mary’s County will have three early voting precincts open:

Hollywood Firehouse
24801 Three Notch Road
Hollywood, MD 20636

Bay District Firehouse
46900 S. Shangri-La Drive
Lexington Park, MD 20653

Mechanicsville Firehouse
28165 Hills Club Road
Mechanicsville, MD 20659


The deadline to request a mail-in ballot sent by the US Postal Service is Nov. 1. The deadline to request a link to a mail-in ballot is Nov. 4.

There are 281 Ballot Drop Boxes in the state. A list of the ballot box locations is available online and also online in Spanish. Voters who choose to utilize ballot drop boxes may submit their properly completed mail-in ballots at any official drop box in their county of residence.

Ballots may be submitted until Nov. 8 at 8pm. Ballot boxes will be locked promptly at 8pm on Nov. 8.

St. Mary’s County has 11 Ballot Drop Box locations. All drop box locations will be open and operational 24/7 until 8:00 pm on Election Night Nov. 8, 2022.

  • Board of Elections Office – 23250 Hollywood Rd. Leonardtown, MD 20650
  • Hollywood Firehouse – 24801 Three Notch Rd. Hollywood, MD 20636
  • Great Mills HS – 21130 Great Mills Rd. Great Mills, MD 20634
  • Bay District Firehouse – 46900 S. Shangri-La Dr. Lexington Park, MD 20653
  • Charlotte Hall Library – 36700 New Market Turner Rd. Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
  • Dynard Elem School – 23510 Bushwood Rd. Chaptico MD 20621
  • Leonardtown High Sch – 23995 Point Lookout Rd. Leonardtown, MD 20650
  • Spring Ridge Middle Sch – 19856 Three Notch Rd. Lexington Park, MD 20653
  • Lexington Park Elem Sch – 46763 S. Shangri-La Dr. Lexington Park, MD 20653
  • Mechanicsville Firehouse – 28165 Hills Club Rd. Mechanicsville, MD 20659
  • Piney Point Elem Sch – 44550 Tall Timbers Rd. Tall Timbers, MD 20690

Marylanders interested in serving as election judges can complete SBE’s online interest form to be considered for this important civic role. Residents can also contact their local board of elections for more information on serving as an election judge.

Wendy Adkins at [email protected] or 301-475-4200, ext. 1613, for more information.

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