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Requirements to vote:

  • 18 years old on or by Election Day.

  • US citizen.

  • Resident of Maryland and your county for 30 days before Election Day.

  • Not be serving a sentence, probation, or parole as a result of a felony conviction.

  • Not be convicted of buying or selling votes.

  • Not be related mentally incompetent by a court.

How do I register?

  • In the state of Maryland, you can register to vote online, via mail, or in person.

  • To register online, go to You need to have a Maryland driver’s license, an MVA card, or a Social Security Number.

    • The deadline to register online is 9 PM on the 21st day before Election Day.

  • To register via mail, fill out this form and send it to your local or state board of elections. The form can be found at: You can find your local board of elections at: and your state Board of Elections at:

  • To register in person, go to one of the following locations:

    • Your local board of elections at:

    • The State Board of Elections at:

    • The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene;

    • The Department of Social Services;

    • The Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA);

    • Offices on Aging;

    • The MTA Paratransit Certification Office;

    • All public institutions of higher education;

    • Recruitment offices of the U.S. Armed Forces;

    • Marriage license offices; and

    • Offices for students with disabilities at all Maryland colleges and universities.

  • You do not have to register with a party to vote in the general election, but you must do so if you want to vote in the primary elections. If you do not register with a party, you will be marked as “unaffiliated,” and you will only be able to vote in nonpartisan primary elections (ex: an election to select nominees for your Board of Education) or general elections.

  • If you have legally changed your name or moved to a new address, you can do so through the online system, by mailing a new voter registration form to your local board of elections, or contacting them directly. If you have moved to a new county or to Baltimore City, you can use the online system or contact the local board of elections in your new jurisdiction and provide them with your new address.

Can I pre-register?

  • You can pre-register if you are 16 years old and will be 18 by the general election.

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