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Time off for voting

Every voter may take two hours off work so long as the employee does not have two hours of continuous off-duty during the time that the polls are open.

2014 Important Events Calendar

February 2014 Dates
Filing deadline for primary Ballot access - 9pmFebruary 25, 2014 -
June 2014 Dates
Early Voting for the Primary Election BeginsJune 12, 2014 -
Early Voting for the Primary Election Ends - Hours : from 10 am until 8 pmJune 22, 2014
Congressional PrimaryJune 24, 2014
August 2014 Dates
Independent Filing deadline for General ElectionAugust 4, 2014 -
October 2014 Dates
Deadline to register to vote for the general election (9pm)October 14, 2014
Early Voting for the General Election Begins - Hour : from 10 am until 8 pmOctober 23, 2014
Deadline for a registered voter to request a mailed or faxed absentee ballot - 8 pm (mail) or 11:59 pm (fax/email)October 28, 2014 -
Early Voting for the General Election Ends - Hour : from 10 am until 8 pmOctober 30, 2014
Deadline for a registered voter to request an electronic absentee ballot - 5 pm (mail) or 11:59 pm (email/fax)October 31, 2014 -
November 2014 Dates
Deadline for the local boards to receive an absentee ballot.November 4, 2014 -
Extended deadline for receipt of voter registration applications sent by mail for voting in general election.(8pm)November 4, 2014
November General Election DayNovember 4, 2014
Deadline for a registered voter or voter\'s agent to request an absentee ballot in person at a local board.(8pm)November 4, 2014

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is,you can use to find your specific registration information and information about your polling place. If you have any issues or questions, please contact your County Clerk

Maryland: Voting at The Polls on Election Day

Poll Hours: 7:00 AM-8:00 PM

    Do I need to present identification when I vote?

    • Some first time voters in Maryland will be asked to show ID before voting. If you are asked to show ID, please show an election judge one of the following forms of ID:
    • A copy of a current and valid photo ID (i.e., Maryland driver's license, MVA-issued 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.


    • If you moved less than 3 weeks before the election, you may vote at the polling place for your old address or vote a provisional ballot at your new address. If you find the polling place for your new address is, use the polling place search on our voter services site .
    • In a general election, you can write-in the name of a candidate, but in a primary election, you cannot. Instructions on how to cast a write-in vote and a listing of the filed write-in candidates will be posted at the early voting centers and at your polling place on election day.
    • When you go vote, you can wear clothing, buttons or stickers with political messages, but you must leave the early voting center or polling place immediately after voting.


    • If you want to vote during early voting or on election day, find out where you can vote.
    • During early voting, go to an early voting center in the county where you live. All early voting centers are open from 10 am to 8 pm, except on Sundays. Early voting centers are open on Sunday from 12 pm to 6 pm.
    • On election day, vote at the polling place for your home address between 7 am and 8 pm.

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