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Maryland

Abbreviation: 
MD

Maryland Election Dates

The next election date is Tuesday, June 26, 2018 (Primary). The registration deadline is Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

Contact your local Board of Elections for information about local elections.

Maryland Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your local board of elections.

Maryland Early Voting

Early voting starts the 2nd Thursday before election day and runs through Thursday before the election.

You can now register to vote at the early voting centers! In order to register at the center you must bring a document that proves where you live. Examples of acceptible documents are:

Maryland Absentee Ballot Process

Any registered voter can vote absentee.

You can now request your absentee ballot online! Just fill out this form to complete your application.

Maryland Registration Deadline

Not registered? Use our registration tool to fill out your application!

You can now register to vote online! Just fill out this form before 9pm on the registration deadline to complete your application.

Maryland Provisional Voting

A provisional ballot allows someone who thinks they are an eligible voter to vote. You might vote a provisional ballot if:

Maryland Voting Machines

Beginning in November, 2016, Maryland voters will use a new voter-verifiable paper record voting system. This new system will replace the touchscreen voting system used in previous years.

Voter-verifiable Paper Voting System: Voters will mark a paper ballot and then feed the ballot into a ballot scanner. The scanner will read the voter's selection and the ballot will drop into a locked ballot box.

Maryland Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to register to vote in Maryland you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A Maryland resident
  • At least 16 years old (you can register at 16 but you're not able to vote unless you'll be 18 by the next General Election)
  • Not have been found by a court to be incapable of voting by reason of mental disability
  • Not have been convicted of buying or selling votes
  • Not have been convicted of a felony, or if you have, you have completed serving a court ordered sentence of imprisonment.

 

Maryland Overseas and Military Voting

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependant of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Maryland ID Needed for Voting

You will be asked to provide identification at the polling place if:

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Election Day Problems?

Call one of these hotlines:
1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
1-844-418-1682 (Arabic)

 

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