Voting in
Maryland

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How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in Maryland, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the Maryland Election Website or call (410) 269-2840 to learn more about your states voting details.

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Important Dates - Presidential Primary

6/2/2020
Primary Election Date
5/12/2020
Primary Registration Deadline (by mail)
Closed
Primary Type

Voting Information for Maryland

Don’t miss your next election!

Due to COVID-19, Maryland has postponed its closed primary election to June 2nd. All registered voters will receive a ballot by mail. If you would like your ballot mailed to a different address or electronically delivered please request by May 26th.

You may register to vote with valid ID in person at early voting sites. Be sure to affiliate with your party of choice at registration so that you can participate.

Presidential Primaries

Only registered voters affiliated with a particular party may vote in its primary. Annually parties may choose to open their primaries to all registered voters up to 6 months before Election Day.  In 2020 primaries remain closed. See Maryland Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.

Statewide Primaries

Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: May 21st to May 28th

You can vote in-person at designated early voting locations from May 21st to May 28th before the election. No excuse required.

Due to COVID-19, all Maryland voters will receive a ballot by-mail to the address on their voter registration for the June 2nd primary election. If you would like your ballot sent to a different address you'll need to apply (click here) no later than May 26th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked on or before June 2nd, Election Day.

If you miss the May 26th mail deadline, you may request an absentee ballot by electronic download through May 29th and hand deliver to your local board of elections. Click here for more information.

The absentee ballot by-mail application period opens Jan. 1st. You may request to receive ballots for statewide primary and general elections during the calendar year, no excuse required.

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Voter ID + Access for Maryland

Do Voters Need ID?

  • No, voters do not need an ID
  • Student IDs accepted

More Chances to Register

  • You can register to vote during Early Voting.
  • You can register to vote on Election Day.

  • Pre-registration

    • The pre-registration age is 16
    • You can vote at age 17 in primary elections if you're 18 by the general election
    Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.