2020 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY CANVASS
In accordance with COMAR 33.08.01.07, 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,
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 33.08.01.08. 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 email@example.com. 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.)
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
Total Ballots Canvassed 12,059