Instructions for voting

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  • How To: Register to Vote

    Voter registration requirements and deadlines. Register to vote

  • How To: Vote

    Find out how, where, and when to vote. How to vote

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Get Out The Vote!

How to Register to Vote

Register Online

You’ll need your valid Maryland-issued state ID or driver’s license number to register online.

Register Online


Check if you’re registered to vote

voterservices.elections.maryland.gov

Registration requirements

  • Be a US citizen
  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Be a resident of Maryland on the day you seek to register
  • Not have been convicted of a felony and currently serving a court-ordered sentence of imprisonment for the conviction
  • Not be under the guardianship for mental disability or if you’re, you have not been found by a court to be unable to communicate a desire to vote
  • Not have been convicted of buying or selling votes

How to Vote

Vote early
Oct 27–Nov 3

Be sure to bring a copy of an accepted ID, if required


Vote on Election Day
Nov 6

Polls are open 7 AM–8 PM. You’re allowed to vote if you’re in line by 8 PM.

Bring a copy of an accepted ID, if required


Who can vote early

Any registered voter in Maryland can vote early in person.

Absentee ballot received by
November 6

Vote early
October 27–November 3

Be sure to bring a copy of an accepted ID, if required


Vote on Election Day
November 6

Polls are open 7 AM–7 PM. If you’re in line at your polling location by 7 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Bring an accepted photo ID

Voting requirements
  • Be registered to vote in Maryland. Check if you’re registered to vote.
  • Be a resident of Maryland on the day you seek to register
  • Be a US citizen
  • Be 18 by Election Day, Nov 6
  • Not have been convicted of a felony and currently serving a court-ordered sentence of imprisonment for the conviction
  • Not be under the guardianship for mental disability or if you are, you have not been found by a court to be unable to communicate a desire to vote
  • Not have been convicted of buying or selling votes

ID requirements

If you’re not voting for the first time in Maryland, you don’t need to provide ID to vote in person

If you’re voting for the first time in Maryland; submitted your registration by mail; and didn’t provide a copy your Maryland driver’s license, state ID card, or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document that shows your name and address when you registered, you may need to show one of these documents to vote.

Frequently Asked Questions