WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Washington County voters who want to apply by mail or fax for absentee ballots for the Feb. 12 primary election must do so by Tuesday, Feb. 5.
The county board of elections must receive mailed applications by 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 5; faxed applications must arrive by 11:59 p.m.
After Feb. 5, application requests must be made in person at the board of elections at 35 W. Washington St., Room 101, in Hagerstown.
Applications can be downloaded from the Maryland Board of Elections' Web site at www.elections.state.md.us.
They can also be requested from the county board of elections in person or by phone at 240-313-2050.
Washington County Board of Elections Director Dorothy M. Kaetzel said voters who request absentee ballots will be required to affirm on their applications that they will either be out of the county or otherwise unable to vote on election day.