Maryland, D.C., Fairfax officials urge voters to avoid mailing ballots, use drop boxes instead

With less than a week until Election Day, elections officials in Maryland and the District are urging voters to put mail-in ballots into drop boxes, saying that with U.S. Postal Service delays, it may be too late to return them by mail. “Delivery times continue to be considerably longer than normal,” Maryland Elections Administrator Linda Lamone said in a statement that encouraged voters to drop off ballots at any authorized drop box. “This will allow them to be confident their vote will be received and counted in a timely fashion.” (Wash Post)

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