Who is Responsible for Administering Elections in Howard County?

The mission of the Board of Elections is to ensure that federal, state, and local elections are conducted in a timely, responsible manner, and at the highest level of professional electoral standards, responsibility, security, and integrity, with the goal of earning and maintaining public trust in the electoral process. The Howard County delegation to the Maryland General Assembly is currently chaired by Senator Clarence Lam and Delegate Jessica Feldmark. Details on future public hearings and delegation meetings will be posted on this page as they are scheduled. The Board of Supervisors has legislative and administrative powers and is the policy-making body of the Howard County Government.

The Sheriff's Office is responsible for enforcing state and county laws within the county. The treasurer is responsible for receiving, managing, disbursing, financial reporting, bonds, and investing. The primary duty and responsibility is to evaluate all real property within the Appraiser's jurisdiction. The primary responsibility of the County Prosecutor's Office is criminal prosecution.

The county engineer must be a licensed professional civil engineer and is under the direction of the Board of Supervisors. Contact the Counselor's Office for more information. The Howard County Board of Supervisors and all county departments would like to welcome you to the Howard County Government website. Our intention is for the site to continue to grow and evolve, offering services and information to benefit the citizens of Howard County, beyond business, with links to local government websites and local organizations. This site is a window that highlights Howard County, its communities, and their plans to visit 26% of the communities in the Howard County area in the near future. The results are available for the primary and general elections and, in some cases, the reports are available in PDF or Excel format.

The Department of Electoral Judges is responsible for recruiting, hiring, and training community members who are interested in participating in the electoral process by acting as electoral judges. Here you can find contact information for election officials responsible for administering elections in the Howard County election jurisdiction. If you would like to contact Howard County Delegation legislators directly, your information appears below, in the Delegation Members section. Other functions may include voter registration, voter assistance, and overseeing all election procedures throughout the voting center. In cases where the final election is held within 75 days of the primary election, candidates who have won the primary election may continue to display their posters during the interim period and up to seven days after the final election.

Candidates who do not pass the primary elections must remove their posters within 15 days of the holding of the primary elections. The results of the state elections, both current and past, are available on the State Board of Elections website. No experience is required, and your county local election board will provide you with comprehensive mandatory training. Whether you plan to visit the elections office or email or call your election official, or find addresses to send voting materials by postal mail or urgent mail, this directory is your go-to resource for participating in the democratic process in Howard County, Maryland. The Howard County Delegation of the Maryland General Assembly organizes work sessions open to the public and public hearings to gather views from citizens on local bills and state issues.