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Voting Matters - Make Your Voice Heard!

Your vote is your voice! Learn more about upcoming elections, how to register, and how to get non-partisan assistance.

Vote.MD.Gov : Maryland State Board Of Elections


2024 Maryland Election Dates

Polls Open 7am to 8pm
Mail-In Ballots must be delivered by 8pm or postmarked on Election Day

May 14th: Primary Election
Early Voting: Thursday May 2nd until Thursday May 9th, from 7am to 8p
Mail-In Ballot Request: By May 7th to receive by mail, or May 10 to download and print ballot

November 5th: General Election
Early Voting: Tuesday October 24th until Thursday October 31st, from 7am to 8pm
Mail-in Ballot Request: By October 29th to receive by mail, or November 1st to download and print ballot

Voter Registration

Maryland Voter Registration Information

You can register to vote:

Accepted proof of residency for early voting or election day voter registration: MVA-issued license, ID card, or change of address card, or your paycheck, bank statement, utility bill, or other government document with your name and new address.

16 and 17 year olds can pre-register to vote in Maryland but will not be able to cast a ballot until after their 18th birthday.

Check Your Voter Registration Status


Mail-In Ballots

Maryland voters can choose to vote by Mail-In Ballot without needing a reason to do so. You may request your ballot to be mailed to you, or choose to download and print your ballot yourself.  

Mail Ballot Application Deadline, To Be Sent By Mail: Received on Tuesday one full week before Election Day.
Mail Ballot Application Deadline, To Be Downloaded/Printed: Received by 5pm the Friday before Election Day if sent in the mail, or 11:59 if the application is submitted by fax or online. Only the application can be submitted by fax or online - see below for mail-in ballot return options.
Mail Ballot Application Deadline, Delivered In-Person To Your Local Board Of Elections: Before close on Election Day.

You must apply for a Mail-In or Absentee Ballot in one of the following ways:

The Mail-In Ballot Applications (PDF) for the 2024 elections are available in English and Spanish (en español)


You can also be added to the Permanent Mail-In Ballot List to receive a ballot for each future election you are eligible to vote in automatically, without filling out an application, if you are sure you will not want to vote during early voting or on election day.

Mail-In Voting FAQs

See The Status Of Your Mail-In Ballot


Cast Your Vote

You can cast your vote in Maryland:


Voting Questions or Problems

Maryland Voting Rights Information -

You have the right to vote! If you have questions, problems, or experience difficulties or harassment registering to vote or casting your ballot, contact the non-partisan Election Protection Hotline for assistance or to report a concern:

  • English - 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
  • Spanish - 888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682)
  • Arabic - 844-YALLA-US (844-925-5287)
  • Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali - 888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683)
  • Text Chat Assistance -
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