Board of Elections Installs 55 Ballot Drop Box Locations for Upcoming Gubernatorial Primary Election

Per Montgomery County:
The Montgomery County Board of Elections has posted online a list of 55 ballot drop box locations available to voters for the 2022 Gubernatorial Primary Election. The ballot drop boxes will remain open until 8 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, July 19. Voters can submit their completed mail-in ballots in any drop box located in Montgomery County.
Three of the drop boxes will be located in senior living facilities limited to residents in Asbury Village, Leisure World and Riderwood.

Eligible voters in Maryland have been mailed applications for mail-in ballots. Applications for mail-in ballots must be received by July 12. Mail-in ballots will be sent to voters via first-class U.S. Mail beginning June 13.

To be counted, mail-in ballots must be postmarked no later than July 19, and the oath on the postage-paid return envelope that arrives with the ballot must be signed. Those who choose to cast their votes using ballot drop boxes must submit their completed ballots by the final collection time—8 p.m. on Tuesday, July—for their ballot to count.

To identify the nearest ballot drop box and post office locator, text BOX plus zip code (example: BOX 20879) to 77788 or visit

To request a Mail-in ballot, text VBM to 77788 or visit

The locations of the ballot drop boxes (NOTE: * Denotes senior living communities with drop boxes only for residents of those respective communities):

  • Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
  • Albert Einstein High School, 11135 Newport Mill Road, Kensington, MD 20895
  • *Asbury Methodist Village, 201 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (limited to residents)
  • Bauer Drive Community Rec Center, 14625 Bauer Drive, Rockville, MD 20853
  • Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, 4301 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814
  • Bette Carol Thompson Scotland Neighborhood Recreation Center, 7700 Scotland Drive, Potomac, MD 20854
  • Clarksburg High School, 22500 Wims Road, Clarksburg, MD 20871
  • Col. Zadok Magruder High School, 5939 Muncaster Mill Road, Rockville, MD 20855
  • Damascus Community Recreation Center, 25520 Oak Drive, Damascus, MD 20872
  • Damascus High School, 25921 Ridge Road, Damascus, MD 20872
  • East County Community Recreation Center, 3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring, MD 20904
  • Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville, MD 20850
  • Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 South Park Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
  • Gaithersburg High School, 101 Education Boulevard, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
  • Germantown Community Recreation Center, 18905 Kingsview Road, Germantown, MD 20874
  • Gwendolyn E. Coffield Community Recreation Center, 2450 Lyttonsville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • James Hubert Blake High School, 300 Norwood Road, Silver Spring, MD 20905
  • Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center, 4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
  • John F. Kennedy High School, 1901 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902
  • *Leisure World of Maryland, 3701 Rossmoor Blvd., Silver Spring, MD 20906 (limited to residents)
  • Longwood Community Recreation Center, 19300 Georgia Avenue, Brookeville, MD 20833
  • Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
  • Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center, 14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866
  • Mid-County Community Recreation Center, 2004 Queensguard Road, Silver Spring, MD 20906
  • Montgomery Blair High School, 51 University Boulevard East, Silver Spring, MD 20901
  • Montgomery County Board of Elections, 18753 North Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20879 (Drive-up Box)
  • Montgomery County Conference Center Marriott Bethesda North, 5967 Executive Boulevard, North Bethesda, MD 20852
  • Nancy H. Dacek N. Potomac Community Recreation Center, 13850 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD 20850
  • Northwest High School, 13501 Richter Farm Road, Germantown, MD 20874
  • Northwood High School, 919 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD 20901
  • Paint Branch High School, 14121 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866
  • Poolesville High School, 17501 West Willard Road, Poolesville, MD 20837
  • Potomac Community Recreation Center, 11315 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854
  • Quince Orchard High School, 15800 Quince Orchard Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
  • Richard Montgomery High School, 250 Richard Montgomery Drive, Rockville, MD 20852
  • *Riderwood Senior Living, 3140 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904 (limited to residents)
  • Robertson Park Youth Center, 801 Rabbitt Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
  • Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850
  • Rockville High School, 2100 Baltimore Road, Rockville, MD 20851
  • Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Dept., 17921 Brooke Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860
  • Seneca Valley High School, 19401 Crystal Rock Drive, Germantown, MD 20874
  • Sherwood High School, 300 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860
  • Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • Springbrook High School, 201 Valley Brook Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20904
  • Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912
  • Thomas S. Wootton High School, 2100 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, MD 20850
  • Upper County Community Recreation Center, 8201 Emory Grove Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
  • Walt Whitman High School, 7100 Whittier Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817
  • Walter Johnson High School, 6400 Rock Spring Drive, Bethesda, MD 20814
  • Watkins Mill High School, 10301 Apple Ridge Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20879
  • Wheaton High School, 12401 Dalewood Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20906
  • Wheaton Library and Community Recreation Center, 11701 Georgia Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902
  • White Oak Community Recreation Center, 1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904Wilson Wims Elementary School, 12520 Blue Sky Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871
  • Winston Churchill High School, 11300 Gainsborough Road, Potomac, MD 20854

For election related information, call the 240-777-8500, go to or visit the Maryland State Board of Elections’ website at

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