State of Maryland Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

U.S. Domestic Voters

General Information


You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office
  • at an early voting center
  • at your local Department of Health office or Human Services office
  • at Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) offices
  • at your local Area Agency on Aging office
  • at MTA Paratransit Certification Office
  • at public institutions of higher education
  • at recruitment offices of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • at marriage license offices
  • at offices for students with disabilities at all Maryland colleges and universities

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 7am to 8pm on Election Day.

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Early Voting

Any voter can both register and vote at an early voting center located in their county. For times and locations check with your county.

Mail-In Ballots

Mail-In Ballots used to be called Absentee Ballots in Maryland. Though the terminology has changed, the rules have not. Any registered voter may request a mail-in ballot and vote by mail. You may request a ballot for just one election or for all future elections. If you decide to vote in person after requesting a mail-in ballot, you will have to use a provisional ballot.

General Information