The general election is Nov 3, 2020
Maryland, here’s all the info you need to know!

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Important Dates to know, Maryland!

New Voter Registration Deadline

In-Person Request by Tue Nov 3, 2020 8:00PM EST

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:00PM EDT

Early Voting

Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:00AM EDT
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:00PM EDT

Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)

Received by Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:00AM EST
Postmarked by Tue Nov 3, 2020
In-Person Request by Tue Nov 3, 2020 8:00PM EST
Request for Postal Ballot by Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:00PM EDT
Request for Online Ballot by Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:00PM EDT

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

Am I eligible to register to vote?

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
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
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.

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?

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
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

The info on this page is for:

Maryland Voter Info

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