To register to vote in national and Maryland state elections, you must be:
- A U.S. citizen;
- A Maryland resident; and
- At least 16 years old.
To vote, you must be at least 18 years old by the next General Election.
NOTE: You must update your registration if your legal name or your address changes.
To update your name or address, you can:
- Use Maryland's Online Voter Registration System (OLVR);
- Notify your current local board of elections;
- Complete a change of address form at the MVA and allow the MVA to change your registration; or
- Mail a completed voter registration form to your local board of elections. You can download a voter registration form as a PDF in English or en Espanol.
If you do not receive a Voter Notification Card with your updated information in three weeks after you submit information, contact your local board of elections.
The next Primary Election Day is Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Polls will be open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.
General Election Day is on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Polls will be open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Brian Frosh was elected Attorney General in 2014 for a four-year term. Though he will not be on the 2016 ballot, many important local, state, and national races will be determined in 2016. Make your voice heard by voting!
Voters have the option to vote early in Maryland's Primary and General Elections.
For the Primary Election, early voting will be open daily from Thursday, April 14, 2016 through Thursday, April 21, 2016. Polls will be open on those days from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.
For the General Election, early voting will be open daily from Thursday, October 27, 2016 through November 3, 2016. Polls will be open on those days from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Early voting locations are different than your election day polling location. If you are qualified to vote in an election, you can vote at any of the early voting locations for that election that are in your county. CLICK HERE to find 2016 Primary Election Early Voting Locations! (a PDF file)
If you wish to vote by absentee ballot, you must apply for an absentee ballot each primary and general election cycle.
For more information on absentee voting, visit http://www.elections.state.md.us/voting/absentee.html.