July 20, 2022

2022 Primary Election Update: Mail-In Ballots Now Being Counted and Provisional Ballots Will Not Be Counted Until July 27

The Montgomery County Board of Elections is reminding voters that the unofficial results released on the Board’s website on election night, July 19, for the 2022 Gubernatorial Primary contain only votes cast during Early Voting (July 7-14) and at polling places on Election Day. Mail-in are being counted in a public process by bipartisan teams that started on Thursday, July 21.

Results for each ballot-counting session, referred to as the “canvasses,” will be added to the Election Day totals before the official results of the election are certified.

Provisional ballots will be canvassed starting Wednesday, July 27, and remaining mail-in ballots returned by the statutory deadline will begin being canvassed on Friday, July 29.

All canvasses, which are open to the public, begin at 10 a.m. and are held at Montgomery College’s Germantown campus at 20200 Observation Dr., BE 151/152, in Germantown.

The Board of Canvassers will meet daily to continue canvassing remaining ballots. Additional canvass dates will be added to the schedule, based on the available volume of mail-in ballots. A detailed schedule will be available on the Montgomery County Board of Elections website at 777vote.org. Canvasses will be open to the public and it will be livestreamed on the Board of Elections web page.

Statewide certification will follow upon completion of all tabulation. Those results may be found on the Maryland State Board of Elections’ website.

For other election information, call 240-777-8500, visit 777vote.org, the Maryland State Board of Elections’ website at http://elections.maryland.gov or follow the Montgomery County Board of Elections on Facebook or Twitter.