ANNAPOLIS, MD (AP) – Ballots are beginning to be mailed to voters in Maryland. The State Elections Board said almost 800,000 ballot packets will be shipped to voters over a five-day period. The board also says it’s expediting the delivery process by entering them directly into the local mail stream as first-class mail. The first set of emails to domestic voters who requested a ballot by email were sent Thursday. The board also announced that the first phase of ballot drop boxes will be delivered next week.