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
Voters can vote early in-person starting the second Saturday before the election until the Thursday before the election. Early voting centers are open from 10 am until 8 pm every day of early voting except on Sundays; on Sundays, they are open from 12pm to 6pm, no excuse required. A list of locations and times can be found here.
Voters are not required to provide an excuse to apply for and submit an absentee ballot. For information on applying for and submitting an absentee ballot by mail, please click here.
Absentee ballot applications must be received by 8:00pm on the Tuesday before the election if requested in person or by mail. If requesting an absentee ballot by fax or email, the application must be received by 11:59pm on the Tuesday before the election. Completed absentee ballots must be received by 8:00pm on election day if delivering in person. Completed absentee ballots must be postmarked by election day and received by 10:00am on the 2nd Friday after the election if mailed in.See Early And Absentee Info for All States