Published on: Monday, November 2, 2020 City Manager & Staff Blog

The City of Takoma Park, Board of Elections Update November 2, 2020



As we look forward to Election Day tomorrow, the Board of Elections provides the following update on the process for voting and results announcement in the coming days.

The Board appreciates the enthusiasm of residents throughout the city to vote in this year’s election. The city has already exceeded the total turnout in the 2017 election and is still receiving ballots. Though the primary method for voting has been by mail, on Election Day, an outdoor polling place will be open to voters from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Community Center (7500 Maple Ave) with voters allowed to drive-through and vote or walk through and vote. The city drop box locations, at the New Hampshire Ave Recreation Center and at the Community Center will also remain open until 8:00 pm on Election Day. All ballots mailed and postmarked on or before Election Day will be counted if they are received by November 10.

The Board recognizes that residents and candidates will be eagerly awaiting results from the election and have been processing thousands of mail-in ballots over the past week. The Board will be able to release the first batch of results soon after the polling place closes on Election Day, noting that voters in line at 8 p.m. will still be allowed to vote and could push back the time that results are released. Results posted on Election Day will include those ballots scanned through November 2. As more ballots are scanned and then tabulated, results will be updated daily at 7:00 p.m. on the city website. The final certification will take place on November 12.

For further inquiries, please contact Brian Ernst, Chair, at

Best regards,
The Board of Elections