League of Women Voters

Maryland Provisional Voting

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

  • You are not listed on the precinct register
  • You moved and did not update your address and tried to vote at your prior address
  • You received an absentee ballot for this election, or that you already voted this election
  • You tried to register during early voting, but could not determine if you're eligible to vote
  • You did not prove where you live when you registered to vote
  • You did not show ID if you're voting for the first time in Maryland and did not provide ID when you registered

For instances where you voted a provisional ballot because you did not provide ID you must show ID or an ID number to your local board of elections before 10am on the 2nd Wednesday after election day.


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