State of Maryland Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Federal and State Elections

Maryland Congressional District 7 Special Primary Election held on Tue Feb 4, 2020

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

  • Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:00pm EST
  • Postmarked by Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:00pm EST

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Request for Postal Ballot by Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:00pm EST
  • Request for Online Ballot by Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:00pm EST
  • In-Person Request by Tue Feb 4, 2020 8:00pm EST

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Feb 4, 2020
  • Received by Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:00am EST

In-Person Absentee Voting

none on record

Early Voting

none on record

Maryland Congressional District 7 Special Election held on Tue Apr 28, 2020

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

  • Tue Apr 7, 2020 9:00pm EDT
  • Postmarked by Tue Apr 7, 2020 9:00pm EDT

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Request for Postal Ballot by Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:00pm EDT
  • Request for Online Ballot by Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:00pm EDT
  • In-Person Request by Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:00pm EDT

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Apr 28, 2020
  • Received by Fri May 8, 2020 10:00am EDT

In-Person Absentee Voting

none on record

Early Voting

Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:00am EDT - Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:00pm EDT
Also Special Election for Congressional District 7

Maryland Presidential Primary Election held on Tue Apr 28, 2020

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

  • Tue Apr 7, 2020 9:00pm EDT
  • Postmarked by Tue Apr 7, 2020 9:00pm EDT

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Request for Postal Ballot by Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:00pm EDT
  • Request for Online Ballot by Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:00pm EDT
  • In-Person Request by Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:00pm EDT

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Apr 28, 2020
  • Received by Fri May 8, 2020 10:00am EDT

In-Person Absentee Voting

none on record

Early Voting

Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:00am EDT - Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:00pm EDT
Also Special Election for Congressional District 7

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office

Election Day Voting

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

Find my polling place

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.

Absentee Voting

Any registered voter may request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

You are eligible to vote in Maryland if you:

  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of Maryland
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day

You are NOT eligible to vote in Maryland if:

  • You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court
  • You are on parole for a felony conviction or convicted of a felony
  • You were convicted of buying or selling votes

You may preregister to vote in Maryland

  • at the age 16

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Maryland you should provide one of the following:

  • Learner's Permit
  • Your Maryland Driver's License Number
  • Your Maryland ID Number

If you do not have these IDs, you may provide:

  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number

If you are registering for the first time by mail and can not be identified by the ID information you provided, you will need to provide proof of residence. Acceptable forms of proof of residence include:

  • ID Card
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
  • Valid Driver's License except one issued to an individual that is not a United States citizen
  • Change of Address Card
  • Current Utility Bill or Pay Check or Bank Statement

Voting In-Person

If you registered to vote in Maryland, you may be required to present valid ID if you are voting for the first time or your registration is incomplete. You can use any ID from this list:

  • Paycheck that shows your Current Name and Address
  • Utility Bill
  • Valid Employee ID
  • Valid Federal Issued ID
  • Valid Military ID
  • Government Check
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid ID Issued by the Maryland Department of Motor Vehicles, Transportation, Highway Safety, etc.
  • Government Issued Document that shows your Current Name and Address
  • Bank Statement
  • Valid Maryland Driver's License
  • Valid Student ID
  • Valid Maryland Issued ID

Statements, checks and bills should be dated no earlier than 90 days before Election Day.

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

- - -

Blank Ballot To Voter

Overseas & Military Voters

Maryland Congressional District 7 Special Primary Election held on Tue Feb 4, 2020

Type

Deadlines

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Postmarked by Tue Jan 14, 2020 Postmarked by Tue Jan 14, 2020

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

  • Request for Postal Ballot by Tue Jan 28, 2020
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by Fri Jan 31, 2020
  • Request for Postal Ballot by Tue Jan 28, 2020
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by Fri Jan 31, 2020

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Feb 4, 2020 8:00pm EST
  • Post received by Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:00am EST
  • Postmarked by Tue Feb 4, 2020 8:00pm EST
  • Post received by Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:00am EST

Maryland Congressional District 7 Special Election held on Tue Apr 28, 2020

Type

Deadlines

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Postmarked by Tue Apr 7, 2020 Postmarked by Tue Apr 7, 2020

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

  • Request for Postal Ballot by Tue Apr 21, 2020
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by Fri Apr 24, 2020
  • Request for Postal Ballot by Tue Apr 21, 2020
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by Fri Apr 24, 2020

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:00pm EDT
  • Post received by Fri May 8, 2020 10:00am EDT
  • Postmarked by Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:00pm EDT
  • Post received by Fri May 8, 2020 10:00am EDT
Also Special Election for Congressional District 7

Maryland Presidential Primary Election held on Tue Apr 28, 2020

Type

Deadlines

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Postmarked by Tue Apr 7, 2020 Postmarked by Tue Apr 7, 2020

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

  • Request for Postal Ballot by Tue Apr 21, 2020
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by Fri Apr 24, 2020
  • Request for Postal Ballot by Tue Apr 21, 2020
  • Request for Email, Online or Fax Ballot by Fri Apr 24, 2020

Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:00pm EDT
  • Post received by Fri May 8, 2020 10:00am EDT
  • Postmarked by Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:00pm EDT
  • Post received by Fri May 8, 2020 10:00am EDT
Also Special Election for Congressional District 7

Overseas Voters

U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:

  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Military Voters

Service members and their eligible family members living outside their voting jurisdiction (within or outside the U.S.) are able to vote as absentee voters.

  • If you are a service member, or an eligible family member, there is a single form to file for both voter registration and ballot request. It is often called the “Federal Post Card Application” or the FPCA form. This form must be re-filed with your election office each time you change location.

To vote as a service member or eligible family member:

  • Complete and send a voter registration/ballot request form “FPCA” to your election office in the U.S. It is the same form in all states.

Voting Military

Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number

Overseas Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

- - -

Absentee Ballot Request

-

Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

- - - -

Blank Ballot To Voter

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You may request by email or fax an absentee ballot by attaching the voter registration/absentee ballot request form only if you have previously registered to vote. Maryland also provides an online registration and ballot request option. Changes such as mailing address, name, or other voter information can be made as long as the document has a signature. Voted ballots cannot be returned by email or fax. They must be delivered by the postal service. If you asked to receive your absentee ballot by email, your ballot will be posted to a website Maryland has developed for delivering absentee ballots. When the ballot is ready, you will receive an email with the link to the website and instructions on how to access your ballot. You will need a printer so you can print your ballot which must be mailed.

Military Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

- - -

Absentee Ballot Request

-

Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

- - - -

Blank Ballot To Voter

-
You may request by email or fax an absentee ballot by attaching the voter registration/absentee ballot request form only if you have previously registered to vote. Maryland also provides an online registration and ballot request option. Changes such as mailing address, name, or other voter information can be made as long as the document has a signature. Voted ballots cannot be returned by email or fax. They must be delivered by the postal service. If you asked to receive your absentee ballot by email, your ballot will be posted to a website Maryland has developed for delivering absentee ballots. When the ballot is ready, you will receive an email with the link to the website and instructions on how to access your ballot. You will need a printer so you can print your ballot which must be mailed.