Maryland

about this state

Maryland is the only state where'd you WANT to have a "Crabby Day"... Oh, don't give us that look, you liked that joke. But you know what's not a joke? Elections! Case in point, that one time you had one where it came down to 17 (!!!) votes. Don't let elections be decided by margins that inspire cardiac arrests! Maryland will have two main elections in 2022. Its primary election will take place on June 28, and the general will be held on November 8. Here's all the info you need before you head to the polls this year! Oh and don't forget the Old Bay! (Source: Ballot Ready)

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Key Dates

Jun 28

Primary Election Registration Deadline

Jul 7 – Jul 14

Primary Early Voting

Jul 12

Primary Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Jul 19

Primary Absentee Ballot Return Deadline (returned or postmarked by)

Jul 19

Primary Election

Nov 8

General Election

Maryland Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    Go to votesaveamerica.com/register. We're working with Vote.org to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

    Register here
  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Yes! But why wait? Do it now. Do it do it do it dooo itdoitdoitdoit: votesaveamerica.com/register

    Register here
  • Do I have to be registered as a Democrat or Republican to vote in my primary?

    Yes. You must be registered with a party in order to vote in that party's primary. You can change parties (or register to vote) up to 21 days before the primary election.

  • Can I vote by mail?

    Yes! You can request your ballot be mailed to you at home, fill it out, then mail it back. This is called an absentee ballot, and you must request it by June 20 if requesting by mail or fax, or by June 24th if requesting online. You can get your absentee ballot here.

    Request here
  • Can I vote early?

    Yes! You can vote early between June 16th and June 23rd.

  • Do I need an ID?

    Ok, so if you completed your registration in the past and have voted before, you're all set. If you're a first-time voter or want to finish your registration on Election Day, you will need to bring a photo ID or a copy of a utility bill, bank statement, or paycheck. Get all the details from VoteRiders.

    Get the Details

what's new in maryland voting since 2020

Maryland passed 11 bills related to elections and voting in 2021. The good news is, they took steps to ensure voting is accessible and convenient for all Marylanders. Maryland will have additional early vote sites and they will be open longer each day, from 7am to 8pm. Maryland will also mail absentee ballot applications to all voters, create a permanent early voter list, and facilitate registration and ballot access for military, college, and incarcerated voters. Yay!

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Resources

  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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