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 - General Election

11/3/2020
General Election Date
10/13/2020
Mail Registration Deadline (postmarked by)

Voting Information for Maryland

Don’t miss your next election!

The voter registration deadline for Maryland is Oct. 13th. If you would like to receive your ballot by mail or fax, your application must be received by Oct. 27th. If you have an MD state ID or driver’s license and would like to download your ballot from the state site, your request must be received by Oct. 30th. We recommend getting your application in as soon as possible.

Missed the registration deadline? No problem, you may register to vote in person with valid ID at early voting locations and on Election Day.

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: Oct. 22nd to Oct. 29th

You can vote in-person at designated early voting locations from Oct. 22nd to Oct. 29th before the election. No excuse required. Click here for more information on absentee voting.

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 + 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.