Maryland Election Dates
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Recent and Upcoming Election Dates And Deadlines
This page contains dates and deadlines information on elections occurring in Maryland.
Election dates and deadlines vary by locality. Please be advised that these dates are updated regularly but are subject to scheduling changes at the local level.
Scheduled Elections In Maryland
|June 26,2018||2018 June 26 Primary Election|
|November 6,2018||2018 November 6 General Election|
2018 Election Dates & Deadlines
|June 5, 2018||Voter Registration Ends:Deadline to register to vote or change party affiliation for the primary election.|
|June 14, 2018||Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting starts:Early Voting Begins 10am to 8pm|
|June 19, 2018||Absentee Ballot return deadline - By Mail:Absentee Ballot Request Deadline: Ballot Delivered by Mail or Fax|
|June 21, 2018||Absentee Ballot return deadline - By Mail:Early Voting Ends 10am-8pm|
|June 22, 2018||Absentee Ballot Request deadline - Electronic:Deadline for a registered voter to request an electronic absentee ballot|
|June 26, 2018||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.|
|June 26, 2018||Absentee Ballot return deadline :Deadline for the local boards to receive an absentee ballot.|
|October 16, 2018||Voter Registration Ends:Deadline to register to vote for the general election.|
|October 25, 2018||Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting starts:Early Voting Begins 10am-8pm|
|October 30, 2018||Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail:Deadline for a registered voter to request a mailed or faxed absentee ballot.|
|October 31, 2018||Candidate Ballot Access - Write-In candidates ballot access deadline:Deadline for write-in candidates to file a Certificate of Candidacy. Only filed write-in candidates will have their votes reported on the official canvass.|
|November 1, 2018||Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting ends:Early voting for the general election ends.|
|November 6, 2018||Absentee Ballot return deadline :Deadline for the local boards to receive an absentee ballot.|
The Opening And Closing Times For Polling Places
- Polls open from 7:00 AM to 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.
Am I Eligible To Vote in Maryland?To register to vote in the State of Maryland, an individual must meet the following qualifications:
- Be a United States Citizen
- Be at least 16 years old but must be 18 years old prior to next election to vote
- Be a Maryland resident;
- Under guardianship for mental disability and found by a court to be unable to communicate a desire to vote
- Not have been convicted of buying or selling votes;
- Not have been convicted of a felony, or if you have, you have completed serving a court ordered sentence of imprisonment, including any term of parole or probation for the conviction.