The general election is Nov 3, 2020
Maryland, here’s all the info you need to know!
The Rona will not pause the revolution. Get the facts.
Important Dates to know, Maryland!
New Voter Registration Deadline
Absentee Ballot Request Deadline
Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)
Any registered voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.
Am I eligible to register to vote?
- Are a U.S citizen
- Are a resident of Maryland
- Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
- 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
- At the age 16
- 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
- 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.
Can I vote if I have a record?
Individuals convicted of a felony and currently incarcerated are ineligible to vote. Voting rights are automatically restored upon release from prison, and people on parole or probation can vote. People convicted of buying or selling votes are permanently disenfranchised.
I am a college student. Where do I register to vote?
Students who lived in Maryland prior to attending school and who wish to establish or keep their Maryland voting residency (i.e., at their parents’ address), should have no problem doing so unless they have already registered to vote in another state. In Maryland, the most important factor in determining voting residence is your intent to make a place your principal home. If you intend to make your Maryland school address your home and you do not intend to move back to wherever you lived before school, you should be able to establish Maryland voting residency—even if you do not necessarily plan on staying in Maryland after graduation. The Maryland Constitution and election code do not define residency, other than to say that you must be a resident on the day you register to vote.
Will I need ID?
- Your Maryland Driver's License Number
- Your Maryland ID Number
- The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
- Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
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
- 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