Voting Resources

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered many aspects of our day-to-day lives, including how we vote. This November, Marylanders have several options to choose from to cast a ballot.

In order to observe public health guidelines and social distancing recommendations, everyone is strongly encouraged to vote by mail or vote at an early voting site.

Please see below for answers to frequently asked questions about how to vote in November.

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How Do I Register to Vote?

  • Register Online: You can register to vote using Maryland’s online registration portal. The online registration deadline is October 13, 2020 at 9:00 PM.
  • Register By Mail: You can mail a voter registration application to the Maryland State Board of Elections or you can mail it to your county Board of Elections. Your voter registration application must be postmarked by October 13, 2020. 
  • Register In Person: You can register to vote at any early voting site or at any voting center on Election Day with the assistance of an election judge. In order to register, you must present proof of Maryland residence using any of the following items:
    • A Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration-issued driver’s license;
    • A Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration-issued ID card or change-of-address card; or
    • A bank statement, paycheck, utility bill or other government document with your name and address listed on it.
  • See here to learn more about how to register to vote.

How Can I Vote?

  • Vote By Mail: The Maryland State Board of Elections is automatically sending mail ballot applications to registered voters. According to the Board, these applications are scheduled to be mailed by the end of August. Please complete this application and return it to your local election office by October 20. You have the option of either returning the application in-person to your local election office or mailing the application. (NOTE: The State Board of Elections recommends that you mail your application by October 15 to ensure it is received by the processing deadline.) If you have a Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration-issued ID or driver’s license, you do not need to wait to receive the application. You can apply for a mail ballot online
    • Once you successfully apply for a mail ballot, you should receive it in October. To check the status of your ballot request, see here.
    • If you mail back your completed mail ballot, it must be postmarked by Tuesday, November 3.
    • You can also hand deliver your mail ballot to a ballot drop-off box, a local election office, an early voting center or an Election Day voting center. Hand-delivered mail ballots must be received by 8:00 PM on Tuesday, November 3.
    • You cannot email or fax your completed mail ballot. 
    • *Please remember to sign and date the oath on the back of the return envelope after you have sealed your mail ballot.* 
    • For additional information about voting by mail in Maryland, see here.
  • Vote Early In Person: Beginning on Monday, October 26 through Monday, November 2, Marylanders can vote at early voting sites across the state. See here for a list of early voting centers.
  • Vote In Person on Election Day: On November 3, Marylanders can vote in person at local voting centers across the state. See here for a list of Election Day voting center locations.

How Do I Know If My Mail-In Ballot Was Counted?

If you need additional assistance, please contact your local Board of Elections:

  • Anne Arundel County: (410) 222-6600
  • Baltimore City: (410) 396-1444
  • Baltimore County: (410) 887-5700
  • Howard County: (410) 313-5820
  • Montgomery County: (240) 777-8500