Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Maryland allows any voter to request a ballot by mail. You can also vote in person. Maryland offers early voting.
Vote in person
Vote on Election Day
Voters registered in Maryland can look up where to vote on Maryland’s site.
Maryland voters can also vote before Election Day. The early voting period runs from Monday, October 26, 2020 to Monday, November 2, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.
What to bring
- If you’ve voted in Maryland before, you don’t need to provide ID to vote.
- If you’re a first-time voter who registered by mail, and didn’t provide a copy of your Maryland driver’s license, state or federal ID card, MVA ID card, student, employee, or military ID, or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document that shows your name and address when you registered, you may need to show one of these documents to vote.
- Voters without ID: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to vote a provisional ballot. For your ballot to count, you must provide ID to your local board of elections before 10 am on the 2nd Wednesday after election day.
Who can vote
To register in Maryland you must:
- be a U.S. citizen
- be a Maryland resident
- be at least 16 years old, but at least 18 years old to vote
- not be under guardianship for mental disability
- 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.
- *find more information on voting rights restoration here
Vote by mail
- Request your mail-in ballot with a mail ballot application.
- Fill out the application completely.
- Submit the request to your local election office. You should request your ballot as far in advance of the election as possible. The deadline to request a ballot by mail is (received by) Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
- When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.
Additional option for voters in Maryland
If you have a Maryland driver’s license or MVA-issued ID card you are able to request an absentee ballot be delivered to you via email. You can request your absentee ballot online here and then request internet delivery of your ballot. You will receive an email with a downloadable ballot that you can print at home and mail back to your local election office.