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Upcoming Elections in Maryland

2016 Election Dates and Deadlines

November 8,2016 - General Elections
Voter Registration Ends: Deadline to register to vote for the general election. October 18,2016
Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting starts: First day for Early Voting for the General Election (in person) October 27,2016
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail: Deadline for a registered voter to request a mailed or faxed absentee ballot. November 1,2016
Early Voting/Absentee Voting By Mail Ends : Early Voting for the General Election ends November 3,2016
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - In Person: Deadline for a registered voter or voter\'s agent to request an absentee ballot in person at a local board November 8,2016
Mayoral Elections and Others
  • Baltimore Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Stephanie Rawlings-Blake - Population(620,961)
    Mayor Rawlings-Blake will not seek re-election.
  • Hagerstown Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: David S. Gysberts - Population(39,662)
November 8, 2016
  • Electoral College Election
December 19, 2016

Can I Take Time Off For Voting? Yes

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.

Voting At The Polls On Election Day

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 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.

Learn more about Voting at the Polls on Election Day

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

On an election day, a polling place shall be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. A voter who has appeared at a polling place by the closing hour to cast a ballot shall be allowed to vote.

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

Am I eligible To Vote in Maryland?

Most States require citizens to be registered in order to vote. Make sure you understand the voter registration requirements of your State of residence. Check if you are eligible to vote in Maryland

How/Where Do I Register To Vote in Maryland?

Do you know how or where to register to vote in Maryland? Click here for more information

What's on Maryland ballot in 2016

Do you know what you are voting for in 2016? Click here to see what will be on the statewide and local ballots

Who Can Vote in Primaries in Maryland?

Primary elections are one means by which a political party nominates candidates for the next general election. Check if you are eligible to vote in Primary Elections in Maryland

Can I Register To Vote At The Polls On Election Day?

Do you know if Maryland if one of the States that allow voters to register at the polls on Election day? Click here for more information

Am I eligible To Vote Absentee Ballot in Maryland?

Most States allow voters to vote using an absentee ballot under certain circumstances. Do you know if you are eligible to vote absentee ballot and how to vote absentee ballot in Maryland? Check on the requirements for requesting and returning an absentee ballot

If My Address Has Changed Do I Need To Re-register To Vote?

When you register to vote, your voter registration is linked to your residential address. When registered voters move, they are supposed to update their registration records with election officials before voting Check if you need to re-register to vote