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.

Have more questions about voting?

Read our voting FAQ

Important Dates - Presidential Primary

06/02/2020
Primary Election Date
05/12/2020
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. If you would like to vote by-mail, you must apply for an absentee ballot 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.

The special election for Maryland’s 7th Congressional District will continue on Apr. 28th. By-mail ballots will be mailed to eligible voters.

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.

To vote absentee by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than May 26th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by 8 pm on Jun. 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.

Request Absentee Ballot

Voter ID + Eligibility for Maryland

Do Voters Need ID?

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

Voter Rights

Find out more about your rights in Maryland.

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.