Voting in Maryland

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Election Dates

11/08/2022
General Election Date
10/18/2022
Voter Registration Deadline (online, by mail - postmarked)
11/08/2022
Voter Registration Deadline (in-person)

Vote By Mail Deadlines

11/01/2022
Deadline to Request Ballot (Received by)
11/08/2022
Deadline to Return Ballot (Postmarked By)

Early Voting Dates

10/27/2022
Early Voting Begins
11/03/2022
Early Voting Ends

Polling place hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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How to Vote in Maryland

Learn about all the options to vote in Maryland to make a plan to vote that works for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Maryland Board of Elections Phone Number: (410) 269-2840

Maryland Board of Elections Website

Having trouble at the polls?

Call or text: 1-866-OUR-VOTE

Register to Vote in Maryland

Whether you are registering to vote for the first time, or need to update your address, name or party affiliation - we've got you covered!

Am I Registered?

Not sure if you are eligible to vote due to a felony conviction?
Click here to learn more.

Vote By Mail

Request and track

Notice: Mail-in voting is a convenient and safe way to vote, but your ballot might not count if it’s submitted late or with errors. So follow the directions below on how to vote early or absentee and make your vote count in Maryland.

Vote By Mail Deadlines

11/01/2022
Deadline to Request Ballot (Received by)
11/08/2022
Deadline to Return Ballot (Postmarked By)

How Vote By Mail Works in Maryland

Voting by mail is a two step process in Maryland.

Step 1: Request your ballot NOW. The deadline for your application to be received for a by mail ballot is November 1st, online ballot is November 4th and in person mail ballot is November 8th. 

Step 2: Complete and return your ballot ASAP.

  • Return in person to your local elections office, early voting location, or polling site on or before November 8th.
  • Or mail your ballot - ballots must be postmarked by November 8th to be counted. To make your postmark date, put the ballot into your home mailbox for collection at least one day prior to ensure it is picked up and processed. You can also drop the ballot off at the post office before the last posted collection time on November 8th. We recommend returning ASAP.

Click Here to See Your Ballot

Where to Sign Your Ballot

Remember to sign your return ballot. After you have completed your ballot, sign the oath on the return envelope. Double check to make sure you sign your envelope! If you forget, your ballot will be tossed and will not count.

How You Can Return Your Mail-in Ballot

If you return your ballot by mail, your postage is prepaid.

You can also drop off your ballot in person at your local elections office, drop box, early voting locations, or polling place.

Can Someone Else Return Your Ballot For You?

Any designated person can drop off a ballot for you.

Track Your Ballot

Track your ballot by clicking here.

Haven't used your ballot?

If you have an absentee ballot that you are not going to use, or you miss the deadline to return, you may go to your polling place and vote in person. You may be asked to use a provisional ballot. This is better than not voting, but may not be counted.

Opportunities to Fix Challenges to Your Ballot

Maryland does offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot.

Your state has a cure period, which means you can “cure” a challenge to the signature on your ballot if it was done incorrectly. Your local elections office is required to contact you and give you options to remedy your ballot. You must correct your ballot by 5 p.m. 10 days after Election Day.

You may get a call from a number you do not recognize with a notification that you need to cure your ballot. Be sure to pick so you don’t miss your chance to make sure your vote is counted.

Voter ID

Do Voters Need ID?

A copy of a current and valid photo ID or copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that list the voter’s name and address

  • MD driver’s license
  • MVA-issued ID card
  • Student ID card
  • Employee or military ID card
  • US passport
  • Any photo ID

Voter ID in Maryland

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Primaries

Automatic Registration

Your state automatically registers people to vote at their address of record when they interact with certain state agencies. If you have moved, changed your name or want to add a political party selection, you must update your voter registration. Click here to check to see if you are registered to vote, and update your registration if needed.

Election Day Registration

You can register to vote and cast your ballot on Election Day at your polling place or local elections office. Bring a valid ID and proof of residence with you.

Early Voting

Early Voting Dates

10/27/2022
Voting Begins
11/03/2022
Voting Ends

You can vote early in Maryland

You can return your mail-in ballot to your early voting site.

Early voting locations can be found here. You can also register to vote during early voting.

Preregister

Some states have laws that specifically allow citizens to preregister at a certain age while others allow registration as long as you’re 18 by the next election. Preregistration means you’ll be automatically registered to vote on your 18th birthday without taking any additional steps.

In Maryland, you can preregister to vote if you are 16. Register to vote today!

Some states even let you vote in their primaries at 17 if you’ll be 18 by the general election so you can participate in the whole process!

You can vote in the Maryland primaries if you are 17 by the next election.