Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has requested that the State Board of Elections make multiple forms of voting available to voters in the 2020 general election taking place on November 3.
The Governor says that polling places should be open, but that mail-in and absentee ballots should also be readily available.
Governor Hogan said that the decision to make in-person voting available should not be politicized. “This discussion should not be subject to undue partisanship or political influence.” he said.
The Governor continued “Providing citizens with accessible, accountable, and transparent ways to cast their ballot is an essential component of our democratic republic and your primary responsibility.”