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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

Primary Election Date
Primary Registration Deadline (by mail)
Primary Type

Voting Information for Maryland

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.

Don’t miss your next election!

Don’t miss your next election! You may register to vote with valid ID in person at early voting sites. Preregistration is recommended. Maryland will hold its closed presidential primary on April 28, 2020. Be sure to affiliate with your party of choice at registration so that you can participate.

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: April 16th to April 23rd

You can vote in person at designated early voting locations  from April 16th to April 23rd 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 April 21st. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by 8 pm on April 28th, election day.

If you miss the April 21st mail deadline, you may request an absentee ballot by electronic download through November 2nd and hand deliver to your local board of elections. Click here for more information.

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.


  • You may pre-register for All Elections
  • The pre-registration age is 16
  • You can vote at age 17 in primary elections if you're 18 by the general election