YOUR VOTE: Maryland
Get ready to cast your ballot this fall.
It's election season! Are you ready? With just a few clicks, we'll walk through voter registration, key election dates, and all the documents you'll need. Best of all, you can share this info with your friends and neighbors. Make sure that your vote counts!
I. WAIT! BEFORE YOU SCROLL ANY FURTHER, REGISTER TO VOTE
Need to register? Or maybe you just want election reminders? Thanks to TurboVote, we've got you covered. Just click below:
II. KNOW THE DATES
- November 3, 2020.
General Registration Deadline:
- Registration cutoff: October 13, 2020 at 9:00 p.m. or postmarked by the same day.
- Maryland has same-day voter registration during early voting and on Election Day.
Deadline to Request Mail-In Ballot:
- Request your absentee ballot from your local board of elections as early as possible. The deadline for receipt of your mail-in ballot request is October 20, 2020.
- If you have a Maryland driver's license or MVA-issued ID card, you can request that an absentee ballot be delivered to you by email.
- An Absentee Ballot Application can be downloaded here.
Maryland allows no-excuse voting by mail. Request for mail-in ballots must be received by October 20, 2020.
III. REGISTER TO VOTE
- Not sure you're registered? This handy widget will tell you whether you're on the voter rolls.
- Here are the requirements to register as a voter in Maryland.
Need To Register?
- Yes, it's so important we're including it twice. Here's that link again:
IV. WHERE TO VOTE
- School, firehouse or community center, this simple form will tell you where to go to cast your ballot.
- Click here to find contact information for your local board of elections.
Do I need to wear a mask to the polls?
- It's unclear whether you'll have to wear a mask to the polls on November 3. Check with your local board of elections to confirm whether you'll need to wear a mask if voting in person.
V. COVID-19 MAIL-IN VOTING & ABSENTEE VOTING
COVID-19 is an accepted reason for requesting a mail-in ballot:
- Request your absentee ballot from your town/city clerk as early as possible. An Absentee Ballot Application can be downloaded here, and those with Maryland driver's licenses or state-issued IDs can also request mail-in ballots online.
- Here are COVID-19 Absentee Voter Registration Instructions.
Out of town or serving abroad?
- Here's how to get an absentee ballot.
- Absentee Ballot Application: Online request if you have a Maryland driver's license or MBA-issued ID card | Fillable Form
VI. WHAT TO TAKE TO THE POLLS
Voter ID Laws:
- Maryland requires a photo identification for first-time voters only.
- Here is the list of accepted credentials.
- Contact your local board of elections for an acceptable list of options.
Don't have a valid ID?
- Once you have registered to vote, no further voter ID is required to vote in Maryland, except for some first time voters.
VII. HAVING TROUBLE? GET IN TOUCH
The Maryland State Board of Elections:
- Call 800-222-8683 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voter ID Helpline:
- Call 844-338-8743
Any other questions?
See you at the ballots (or mailboxes), Marylanders!
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