GENERAL ELECTION (MIDTERM)
November 6, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
October 16, 2018
ID required to register?
ID REQUESTED. Voters are requested to provide a Maryland Driver's License or Non-Driver State ID Number, or the last four digits of their social security number. Voters may still register without ID, but must affirm that they have never been issued either of the above.
ID REQUIRED to register to vote online. Please see ONLINE REGISTRATION for more info.
YES. Voters can register to vote or update their information ONLINE. Voters must have a valid Maryland Driver's License or non-driver State ID to register online.
Military and Overseas Voters may provide the last four digits of their social security number.
DEADLINE: Twenty-one (21) days before any Election.
Paper Form Registration
Voters can download and print a form that can be mailed or hand delivered to their County Board of Elections. Applications can also be found at several state and federal agency offices. Click HERE for more info.
MAIL DEADLINE: Postmarked twenty-one (21) days before any Election. IN-PERSON DEADLINE: Twenty-one (21) days before any Election.
Election Day Registration
LIMITED. Voters may register to vote after the deadline at an Early Voting center in the county where they live. Voters must provide proof of address with: a 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.
Voters CANNOT register to vote at their polling place on Election Day.
Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all Maryland voters to register to vote at their polling place on Election Day.
NO. AVR was passed in April 2018 and will take effect on July 1, 2019.
YES. Voters who are sixteen (16) and older may choose to pre-register and will automatically be added to the voter rolls at eighteen (18).
YES. Registered voters who have moved within the state at least twenty-one (21) days before an election and have not updated their registration can, on Election Day, vote a provisional ballot at their new polling place. Those who have moved within the state fewer than twenty-one (21) days before an election can cast either a regular ballot at their old polling place or a provisional ballot at their new polling place.
Click HERE to find your Polling Place.
ID required to vote?
LIMITED. Some first-time voters may be asked to show ID: a copy of a current & valid Maryland driver's license, MVA ID card, student, employee, or military ID card, U.S. passport, or any other State or federal government-issued ID card); or a copy of a CURRENT utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows your name and address. CURRENT means that the document is dated within 3 months of the election.
YES. Maryland is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which means all registered voters can request an absentee ballot. Voters can download and print an application which can be mailed or hand delivered to their County Board of Elections. Applications can also be filled out in person or online. Click HERE for more info.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Must be received seven (7) days before Election Day if you want it mailed or faxed. Four (4) days before the Election if you want to download it from the State website.
YES. Maryland is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which allows all registered voters to vote an absentee ballot by mail.
See ABSENTEE VOTING for more information.
In-Person Early Voting begins on the second Thursday before Election Day and ends on the Thursday before Election Day.
Youth Vote in Primary?
YES. Registered voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before Election Day may vote in the preceding Primary Election.
Students attending college in Maryland should visit the CAMPUS PROJECT for more information on registering to vote and voting in Maryland.
Military and Overseas Voters should go to the Federal Voting Assistance Program website for more information on registering to vote and voting in Maryland.
Ex-felons will have their right to vote automatically restored after serving their sentence. Ex-felons on parole and/or probation MAY vote. Ex-felons MUST re-register.
Voters With Disabilities
Voters with disabilities should go HERE for more info.