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Any U.S. Citizen who
Voter registration applications may be submitted year round. However, no registration will be processed during the:
You may complete a voter registration application in person at the election office in your county or Baltimore City. See the list of Board of Supervisors of Elections for listing of board offices and telephone numbers. Voter registration applications are also available throughout Maryland at any office of the State Department of Health, Social Services Administration, Motor Vehicle Administration, Offices on Aging and other State agencies. You may also obtain a voter registration application at marriage licensing bureaus and community colleges.
Yes. You may request your election board to send a voter registration application to you, or you can call the State's toll free telephone number 1-800-222-VOTE to have an application mailed to you.
The completed application may be mailed to the election board or delivered in person.
You are considered a registered voter when you receive your voter notification card from your election board.
You must notify the election board in your county of residence within 30 days by written notice, signed by the voter, requesting that the proper form for providing such written notification be mailed to you.
You must re-register with the election board within your new residence jurisdiction.
No. Registration is permanent, as long as you continue to live in the same jurisdiction and keep your address and name current with your local election board.
No. Maryland waives registration for most overseas citizens who are eligible to vote in Federal Elections only. Contact your election board for more information.
Baltimore City elections are held in the year after the Gubernatorial year (1999.) The Primary Election is the second Tuesday after the first Monday in September and the General Election is the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
Throughout Maryland polls are open continuously from 7 AM to 8 PM on Election Day. If you are in line when the polls close, you may vote.
After you are registered you will receive by mail a Voter Notification Card which will show your precinct number and polling place. You must always vote in the polling place for your precinct, so keep the notification as a reminder.
You will vote on a voting machine or on one of the other voting devices approved for use in the State. You may ask election officials to show you how, but you alone must cast the vote. If you are blind, disabled, or unable to vote without help, you may choose someone to assist you or have one election judge from each party help you.
The major parties are required by law to choose their candidates for the General Election in Party Primary Elections.
Only registered voters who have affiliated with a major political party may vote in the Primary Election of their party.
To vote in a Party Primary, you must affiliate with that party either when you register to vote or at a later date.
Yes. At anytime except in the 12 weeks prior to a primary election, send your written request for a change or by completing a voter registration application.
If you do not choose a party, you will be recorded as a "Decline." You will not be able to vote in Party Primaries, but you will be able to vote in any nonpartisan primary held in your jurisdiction such as a Board of Education Primary.
If you will be 18 by the General Election, you may vote in the Primary that precedes it even if you are under 18.
A qualified voter who cannot get to their polling place on Election Day because of absence from home, illness or disability, confinement in or restriction to an institution, overseas citizens who reside outside the United States who would be qualified to vote in Maryland, and for other reasons. Please contact your election board to see if you qualify.
You must apply in writing for the ballot. Phone, write or go to the election board for an application. (Apply for absentee voting as far ahead of time as you can, but no later than seven days before the election.) When your application is processed and you are found to be qualified, the ballot will be mailed to you.
Follow the instructions enclosed with the ballot and return it to the election board.
If you are already a registered voter, you may apply for a emergency absentee ballot after the deadline if:
You may also qualify to designate a duly authorized agent to acquire and
return your ballot. For more information, please contact your local
Board of Supervisors of Elections
Anne Arundel County
Prince George's County
Queen Anne's County
St. Mary's County
If you are not registered to vote in the state of Maryland, and would like to obtain a voter registration application by mail, call your Local Board of Supervisors of Elections (see listing of election board offices and telephone numbers above), or the Maryland State Administrative Board of Election Laws at: 1-800-222-VOTE
Maryland State Administrative Board of Election Laws
P.O. Box 6486
Annapolis, MD 21404-0231
8 AM - 5 PM Daily
MD Relay Service 800/735-2258
Maryland League of Women Voters
Federal Election Commission Mail-In Voter Registration Form
(Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to open file)
Frequently Asked Election Day Questions as answered by the Maryland State Board of Elections
Absentee Voting Procedures for Maryland
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