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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

DateElection
June 26,2018 2018 June 26 Primary Election
November 6,2018 2018 November 6 General Election

2018 Election Dates & Deadlines

2018 June 26 Primary Election -- Date: June 26,2018
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.
2018 November 6 General Election -- Date: November 6,2018
Deadlines
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.
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