Maryland

50% of 18-29 year olds voted in Maryland in 2016*

*Source CIRCLE- Youth Voting and Civic Engagement in America

Your voter registration application must be received online or through mail by August 31, 2021 in order to be eligible to vote in the primary election, and October 12, 2021 to vote in the 2021 General Election, unless you plan on doing same day voter registration.

Maryalnd will hold Municipal Primary Elections on September 21, 2021 and General Elections on November 2, 2021.

Check Registration Status

Check your Maryland voter registration status here.

Eligibility

In order to register to vote in Maryland, you must be a U.S. citizen, a Maryland resident, and at least 16 years old at the time of registration (must be 18 to vote).

  • Cannot be convicted of buying or selling votes; under guardianship for mental disability and found by a court to be unable to communicate a desire to vote; or convicted of a felony and currently serving a court-ordered sentence of imprisonment. Click here for more information about the restoration of voting rights in Maryland.
  • If you are an overseas citizen, military personnel, or dependent of military personnel, you may register to vote in Maryland if your current or previous U.S. residence was in Maryland.
  • College students may choose to register to vote at either their home address OR at their college address. Click here for more information.

Deadline

The deadline to register online or vote by mail in Maryland for the General Election (November 2, 2021) is October 12, 2021. Maryland also has same day in-person voter registration.

Voter Registration Process

There are three options to register to vote in Maryland, you may register to vote online, in-person, or by mailing in a printable application.

  • Further voter registration information for Maryland can be found here.

This page was last updated on July 16, 2021.

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Vote-By-Mail Practices

Any registered Maryland voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail. Click here to access the Maryland Application for an Absentee Ballot.

  • Online or mailed in requests for a mail-in ballot must be received by October 19, 2021, and in-person requests must be received by October 26, 2021.
  • Mail-in ballots must be return to your county board of elections on or before 8:00 pm on Election Day November 2, 2021.
  • Absentee ballots may be mailed and postmarked on or before 8:00 on Election Day.
  • Further absentee voting information for Maryland is listed here.

Early Voting

Maryland offers early voting.

  • Information about early voting in Maryland can be found here.

Poll Finder

Locate your polling place here.

Election Day Practices

On Election Day, the polls are open 7am-8pm.

  • If you are already registered to vote, there is no need to show ID. You will only be asked to provide identification at the polling place if this is your first time voting in Maryland. Further information about what types of ID you can use can be found here.
  • Further Maryland voting information is listed here.

This page was last updated on July 16, 2021.

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