In accordance with COMAR, the canvass will be open to the public and media; however, in order to abide by social distancing guidelines, the canvass will be accessible to the public by live stream only.  The canvass will begin each day at
9:00AM.  The Board Review of ballots referred to
them by the canvass teams will be at 4:00PM each day.

To view the live stream of the canvass and Board Review,
go to:


To submit challenges to the Board of Elections during the
Board Review, go to:


or call:  +1 413-341-4770‬ PIN: ‪650 867 838‬#

To submit a challenge to ballot rulings by the 
Board, see the instructions pointed out

The opportunity to make a challenge during canvassing is required by COMAR   The challenge must be made at the time the ballot or provisional ballot application is presented for acceptance or rejection.  The right to challenge a ballot or provisional ballot application is waived if it is not made at this time. 


How can an observer make a challenge?

Verbally through Google Meet or using the chat feature on Google Meet.  This must be done before the Board moves on to another ballot.


The challenger then has one (1) hour to submit the Canvass Challenge Form.  This can be done by emailing washco.elections@maryland.gov.  The completed form can be submitted via email or text; a picture of the completed challenge form is acceptable.  Once received, the local board shall decide the challenge.  If the challenger does not provide the completed form within one (1) hour, the local board shall proceed as if there was no challenge to the ballot or provisional ballot application.

(Click the Canvass Challenge Form below to download it.)

Canvass Challenge Form

challenge guidelines for remote streaming of canvasses

Arrow pointing to instructions for how to challenge a ballot ruling by the Board.

Number of Ballots Canvassed

Day 1 - Monday, October 12, 2020                                                   3,263 

Day 2 - Friday, October 16, 2020                                                      2,196


Day 3 - Monday, October 19, 2020                                                      790

Day 4 - Wednesday, October 21, 2020                                             2,846

Day 5 - Saturday, October 24, 2020                                                 3,421 

Day 6 - Friday, October 30, 2020                                                     2,670

            (last canvass before Election Day)

Day 7 - Thursday, November 5, 2020                                               3,505   

Day 8 - Tuesday, November 10, 2020                                              2,476

Day 9 - Friday, November 13, 2020                                                    405

              (Certification of Election)

Total Ballots Canvassed                                                                 21,572 

Provisional Canvass                                                      1,942

November 12, 2020