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).