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Voting in Maryland

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Am I Eligible To Vote in Maryland?

To register to vote in the State of Maryland, an individual must meet the following qualifications:
  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Be at least 16 years old but must be 18 years old prior to next election to vote
  • Be a Maryland resident;
  • Under guardianship for mental disability and found by a court to be unable to communicate a desire to vote
  • Not have been convicted of buying or selling votes;
  • Not have been convicted of a felony, or if you have, you have completed serving a court ordered sentence of imprisonment, including any term of parole or probation for the conviction.

Voter Registration Options in Maryland

You have the following 3 options to register to vote in Maryland:

In Person

you may complete a voter registration application in person

Check The Locations Where to Register

By Mail

you may print an application from our website

Click here to download the Mail-In Voter Registration Form


You can use Maryland's Online Voter Registration System (OLVR) to register to vote

Click here to Register Online

How Do I Know I'm Registered?

  • Consider yourself registered when- and only when- you receive an acknowledgment from your county clerk.
  • Never assume you are registered to vote until you have received this acknowledgment.
  • Call your county clerk and inquire about the status of your application.
  • Check your voter registration status online by visiting this site

Voting Options in Maryland

You have the following 3 options to vote in Maryland:

Voting In Person

On election day, you can vote at your assigned polling place.

Click here to locate voting locations

Voting By Absentee Ballot

You can either vote in person during early voting or on election day or by absentee ballot

Click here to download the absentee ballot request Form

Early Voting

Any person that is eligible to register to vote can vote.

Click here to locate early voting locations

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