Helpful Voting Links — Maryland
For voting information specific to your state, click on the links below or in the blue or grey boxes. Or, browse the options below for an extensive directory of additional resources.
Primary/Caucus Info — Maryland
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 2016 primaries remain closed. See Maryland Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.
What's on the ballot?
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot. As Maryland has its state primary and presidential primary on the same date in 2016, note that you may request a nonpartisan ballot that includes nonpartisan state races only if you do not wish to participate in the partisan election.
See Where Your Elected Officials Stand — Maryland
Voter ID Requirements — Maryland
What forms of ID are acceptable?
A copy of a current and valid photo ID
- MD driver’s license
- MVA-issued ID card
- Student ID card
- Employee or military ID card
- US passport
- Any other State or federal government-issued ID card
- Copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows your name and address. (Current means that the document is dated within 3 months of the election)
If a voter needs an acceptable form of ID on election day but does not have one, he or she may cast a provisional ballot. However, the ballot will not be counted unless the voter provides one of the acceptable forms of ID above to their local elections board by the second Wednesday after the election. For more information on the casting a provisional ballot, click here.See ID Requirements for All States
Early & Absentee Voting — MarylandRequest an Absentee Ballot
Early Voting Dates: Oct. 27th to Nov. 3rd
You can vote in person at designated early voting locations from Oct. 27th to Nov. 3rd at 8:00 p.m. before the election. No excuse required.
To vote absentee by mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than Nov.1st. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by the day before the election.
If you miss the Nov. 1st mail deadline, you may request an absentee ballot by electronic download through Nov. 4th and hand deliver to your local board of elections. Click here for more information.