League of Women Voters

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.

You can obtain an absentee ballot by filling out the absentee ballot application. The deadline to request an absentee ballot depends on how you want to receive the ballot. If you would like the ballot mailed or faxed to you, the deadline is 7 days before the election. If you would like to download the ballot from the state's website, the deadline is 4 days before the election. If you miss these deadlines but still want to vote by absentee ballot, you must contact you local board of elections.

After you receive your ballot, vote the ballot and return it to your county board of elections on or before 8:00 pm on Election Day. You must either mail or hand deliver your ballot to the local board of elections. If you mail your ballot, it must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received 10 days after the election in order to be counted. Hand delivered ballots must be received by 8pm on Election Day.

Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.


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