Presidential Nominating Process

In accordance with our state party's bylaws, we will conduct a primary election in order to instruct the delegates voting on behalf of Maryland on who to nominate for President at the Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention.

Requesting a Ballot

Eligible voters may cast a ballot by postal mail or electronic mail. Eligible voters must be registered with the Maryland State Board of Elections as "Other - Green", "Other Parties", or "Unaffiliated" on or before May 27, 2020.

Voters must request a ballot by e-mail to greenpartyballot@gmail.com or in writing to Maryland Green Party, P.O. Box 23018, Baltimore, MD 21203.

Voters must include with their request for a specified paper or electronic ballot their legal name, date of birth, and address at which they are registered to vote with the State Board of Election, for the purpose of voter registration verification. They must also include either an e-mail address or phone number in case clarification is needed later. After a voter is certified by comparing their information to the information on file with the State Board of Elections, they will be sent a ballot and ballot code.

Anyone who has already voted in Maryland's Democratic or Republican primary is ineligible to vote in the Green Party primary. 

Transparency and Verification

All voters will receive a ballot code that will be publicly matched to their selections. Ballot codes will be printed on paper ballots and must be included in the subject lines of e-mailed ballots. Ballot codes can be used by voters to verify that their selections were recorded properly. 

Casting a Ballot

Voters who wish to vote by postal mail will receive a paper ballot with their ballot code printed on the ballot, and a stamped return envelope. Postal mail ballots are secret. Voters will be instructed to return only the marked ballot with no identifying information.

Voters who wish to vote by e-mail will receive an electronic ballot with instructions to return the ballot with the ballot code in the subject line of the e-mail. Because voters are required to identify themselves through e-mail to request a ballot, electronic ballots are not secret. Voters wishing to cast a secret ballot are urged to vote by postal mail.

Time-frame

Because postal services may be slowed by state and national emergency procedures, voters are urged to request postal ballots as soon as possible. Requests for postal ballots must be received by May 15th, 2020. All postal ballots must be received by the close of business on May 29, 2020.

Requests for ballots by e-mail will be accepted until 10 am on May 30, 2020, and must be returned by 12 noon on May 30, 2020.

The virtual State Assembly will take place May 30, 2020.

The virtual Green National Convention will take place on July 11, 2020.