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 5:00PM 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.)

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challenge guidelines for remote streaming of canvasses

Number of Ballots Canvassed

Day 1 - May 21, 2020                                                                         3,000

Day 2 - May 22, 2020                                                                         4,998

Day 3 - May 26, 2020                                                                         4,061

Day 4 - May 28, 2020                                                                         3,816

Day 5 - May 30, 2020                                                                         2,173

Day 6 - June 4, 2020                                                                          3,154

Day 7 - June 5, 2020                                                                          4,640

Day 8 - June 9, 2020                                                                          2,565

Day 9 - June 10, 2020                                                                             60

Day 10 (Final Canvass) - June 12, 2020                                                  82

Total Ballots Canvassed                                                                    28,549

Provisional Canvass

June 10, 2020                                                                                         51