Sheriff’s Office Conducting Patrol Checks for Early Voting Center and Ballot Box Locations

November 2, 2020

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is conducting regular patrol checks at the Early Voting Center at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department, which is open to voters from 7:00 a.m., to 8:00 p.m., each day through Monday, November 2, 2020, to ensure safe and uneventful voting for citizens.

The Sheriff’s Office’s goal is to secure every person’s right to vote safely and without fear. Our office has been in close communication with election officials and other law enforcement agencies to learn of any plans to impede voters, and our goal is to respond swiftly if they occur. It is our intent to proactively visit polling locations in an unobtrusive way and to respond when any form of intimidation or interference takes place.

In addition to regular patrol checks at the St. Mary’s County Early Voting Center in Hollywood, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Deputies are also conducting premise checks on the numerous ballot boxes in the community. Boxes are open to receive ballots 24/7 through November 3, 2020 at 8 pm.

Ballot box locations are:

  • Lexington Park Library
  • Hollywood Firehouse
  • Great Mills High School
  • Charlotte Hall Library
  • Leonardtown High School
  • Margaret Brent Middle School
  • Lexington Park Elementary School
  • Spring Ridge Middle School
  • Lettie Dent Elementary School
  • Old Board of Elections Office (Tudor Hall Road in Leonardtown)
  • New Board of Elections Office (Hollywood Road in Leonardtown)

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office encourages all eligible citizens to exercise their right to vote and to perform their civic duty by fostering a safe and secure environment for them to do so.