In the News
Washington County Board of Elections prepares for delayed primary - Herald Mail 03/17/20
Officials: Mostly mail-in primary election a 'success' - Herald Mail 06/07/20
Ballots counted, but emergency delays certification - Herald Mail 06/13/20
Maryland governor outlines plans for election process - Herald Mail 07/09/20
Governor Hogan sets ground rules for voting in Maryland's November general election - WDVM 07/09/20
COVID-19 forces 20 polling place changes - Herald Mail 07/20/20
Polling places consolidated for November election - WDVM 07/20/20
Maryland election officials face fall challenges - WDVM 07/21/20
State election plans up in the air over pandemic - Herald Mail 08/05/20
Local Election Officials Urge Fewer Voting Sites Due to Poll Worker Shortage - Maryland Matters 08/06/20
Governor Hogan Revamps Maryland Voting Sites for Election Day - WDVM 08/11/20
Election board works on voting centers plan - Herald Mail 08/11/20
Catch Deputy Director Barry Jackson's recent appearance on The FlipSide 06/27/21
Local college teams up with Washington County Board of Elections to get students registered to vote on National Voter Registration Day - WDVM 09/28/21
Washington County Board of Elections vote to approve three early voting locations - WDVM 10/12/21
'No perfect solution' for Washington County early-voting centers - Herald Mail 10/13/21
County commissioners 'disappointed' in selection of library as second early voting center site - Herald Mail 10/19/21
Washington County Elections Board approves additional ballot drop boxes for 2022 - Herald Mail 12/20/21
The people in Washington County, as citizens in a democracy, will have the protection of their fundamental rights – the right to vote and have that vote counted.
To comply with the statutory obligations in the administration of elections and voter registration and to conduct elections in Washington County that will protect the fundamental rights of citizens in a democracy.
In support of this mission, we are committed to:
Serving as an agent for the federal and state government to fulfill mandated programs;
Providing easy access for voter registration;
Conducting fair and honest elections with security and integrity maintained in the casting of ballots, canvassing of votes and reporting of election results;
Encouraging citizen awareness of, and participation in, the election process;
Utilizing community resources as a vehicle for publicity and voter education.
The Board is composed of five members each serving a term of four years. The members are appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the State Senate, from lists proposed by the County Central Committees of the two major political parties.
The Board of Elections is responsible for the planning and supervision of all County, State and Federal Elections held in Washington County, as well as the City of Hagerstown. Elections are administered using the Maryland Constitution, Registration and Election Laws of Maryland and Title 33 of the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR).