League of Women Voters



Maryland ID Needed for Voter Registration

When registering to vote, you will need to provide either your current, valid Maryland driver's license or MVA ID card number or the last four digits of your Social Security number on your voter registration form.

Maryland Campaign Finance Information

For information on federal campaign contributions, please visit Open Secrets.

For information on state campaign contributions, please visit your state's resource.

Maryland Provisions for Voters with Disabilities

Maryland's voting system accommodates voters with disabilities by offering an audio ballot. Using headphones, the voter listens to the ballot and records the vote using a keypad. Both the headphones and keypad are provided. To assure the privacy of the voter, the voting unit's screen is blank while the audio ballot feature is being used. A magnified ballot is provided for voters who have low vision. An adjustable screen is available to accommodate voters who prefer or need to sit while voting. To use one of the accessibility options, ask an election judge for a particular option.

Maryland Candidate and Ballot Measure Information

Information on local, state and federal candidates and ballot measures may be available here.

To see a list of available races, visit the race index.

Maryland Time Off to Vote

Employers must grant employees up to two hours of paid leave to vote, unless polls are open 2 hours before or after regular working shift, or if employee has sufficient time to vote on his/her own. Employees must provide proof that they cast their vote to receive compensation for time off.

Maryland Polling Place Hours

The polling place hours of operation are from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Maryland Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Maryland:

  • You must be registered to vote in Maryland
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You will be entitled to compensation
  • Political affiliation preferred
  • You must be a resident of the county
  • You must complete required training
  • Students 17 years old who meet all other voting requirements may be appointed

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Maryland Verify Voter Registration

To verify your voter registration status, you can utilize your state's resource.

Registration is permanent as long as you continue to live in Maryland and keep your name and address current with your local board of elections. You do not have to reregister when you move within the State, but you must keep your address current.


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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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