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Maryland

Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines

July 19, 2022

Maryland Primary Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Postmarked: June 28, 2022
  • In-person request by: July 19, 2022
  • Online request by: June 28, 2022
Absentee Request Deadline
  • Post received: July 12, 2022
  • Received in-person by: July 12, 2022
  • Online Request by: July 12, 2022
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • Postmarked: July 19, 2022
  • Received In-person: July 19, 2022
Early Voting: July 7 – July 14, 2022

November 8, 2022

Maryland General Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Postmarked: October 18, 2022
  • In-person request by: November 8, 2022
  • Online Request by: October 18, 2022
Absentee Request Deadline
  • Post received: November 1, 2022
  • Received in-person by: November 1, 2022
  • Online request by: November 1, 2022
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • Postmarked: November 8, 2022
  • Received In-person: November 8, 2022
Early Voting: October 27 – November 3, 2022

Helpful Resources

Register
to vote

Check if you are registered

What's on your
ballot

Absentee Voting

Any voter can vote absentee in Maryland. Your request must be received (not just mailed) by October 19, 2021. If you hand deliver your request and the ballots are ready, you can pick up your mail-in ballot. You may take your mail-in ballot with you and return it by mail or you can vote it at the local board office and give it to an election official. Please visit your local board of elections’ website for hours of operation.

You must mail or hand deliver your voted ballot. You cannot submit your voted ballot online, by email or fax.

  • Use the envelope provided with your ballot. You can:
    Hand deliver your ballot. You must deliver it to your local board of elections by 8 pm on election day, or you may take it to an early voting center, an election day vote center (PDF) (EXCEL), or a ballot drop off box (PDF) (EXCEL) by the time the polls close.
  • Mail your ballot. If you mail your voted ballot, make sure that the envelope is postmarked on or before general election day (November 2, 2021). Your voted ballot must be received by your local board of elections by 10 am on November 12, 2021.
  • Drop your ballot at a ballot drop off box (PDF) (EXCEL). The list of ballot drop off boxes for the general election will be listed here as soon as it is available.

See details of absentee voting and download the application here

Early Voting 

Early voting will be available from October 19, 2021 – October 28, 2021.

For more details on early voting

What to Expect
on Election Day

On Election Day, polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM EST. 

Find your polling location.

 

Voter ID Requirements

Photo IDs are not required to vote on Election Day in Maryland.

Language Access

Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act requires certain jurisdictions to provide in-language voting materials in areas with a significant number of limited English proficient voters. 

Section 208

Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act states that, “Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of the employer or office or agent of the voter’s union.” 

It is your right to bring your own interpreter to the polls, if you so choose. 

Have questions or need help voting?

Call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683).

Bilingual assistance is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali. Click here for more information.