2022 General Election
Every eligible Marylander has the option to vote by mail, early in-person, or on Election Day. The sooner you confirm your process for voting by November 8th — the easier it’ll be for our elections officials to carry out a safe, secure, and accessible election.
If you missed the October 18th advance registration deadline, you can still register and vote in this election!
- You can register and vote in-person during the early voting period (Oct 27 – Nov. 3) and on Election Day.
- Visit any early voting center in your county and bring a document that proves where you live. Accepted documents include: MVA-issued license, ID card, or change of address card, or your paycheck, bank statement, utility bill, or other government document with your name and new address.
- To confirm your registration information is up to date, use the Voter Lookup took.
- You can also text “check” to 77788
- If you have a felony conviction, but are not currently incarcerated – you have the right to vote in this election.
- People who are currently incarcerated (in pre-trial detention or convicted of a misdemeanor) ARE eligible to vote in the election. Correctional facilities will be distributing election related materials to ensure eligible voters can vote using the mail-in voting process while incarcerated.
Please Note: the advance deadline to register has passed and the online registration portal is closed until after the general election. You can still register at a voting locations. The links below can be used for future elections.
- To register to vote online, click here.
- If you do not have a state ID, you can use a paper form to register. The form is available for download in English, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, and French.
- If you don’t have access to a printer, contact your local election board and request an application be sent to you by mail.
With the general election just around the corner, it’s more important than ever that every Maryland voter has the information they need to make their voice heard at the ballot box – that includes confirming your new voting districts.
- Confirm your legislative, congressional, and local voting districts using the Voter Lookup tool
The deadline to request a mail-in ballot to vote in the general election is November 1st.
- Request your ballot online through the Maryland State Board of Elections secure request form.
- You can also text “VBM” to 77788
- If you can’t make your request online, ballot request forms were mailed to every eligible voter in the summer so check your mail. If you can’t find the copy that was mailed to you, you can download the paper forms available in both English and Spanish. Completed paper request forms must be returned to your local board of elections.
- If you requested a mail-in ballot, but have not received it:
Please note: if you request that your ballot be delivered to you electronically (via email), you must to able to print and provide your own return envelope and postage to submit that ballot. These ballots cannot be returned by email (your vote will not be counted). We recommend using this option only if you need to use an electronic ballot marking device. The deadline to request an electronic ballot is November 4.
If you choose to vote in person, we encourage you to vote early.
Early voting will be available from Thursday, Oct. 27 to Thursday, November 3. These locations will be open from 7am to 8pm. Voters can go to any location in their county to vote.
Don’t wait until Election Day to vote. If you must vote on Tuesday, November 8th, you need to be in line to vote by 8pm. Go early if you can.
- Find your assigned Election Day polling place using the Voter Lookup tool.
- Ballots for the general election are already being mailed to voters. Please note that you must submit a request in order to vote by mail in the election.
- When you receive your ballot, fill in the oval to the left of your candidate and question choice using black ink to mark for ballot.
- For nonpartisan candidate and ballot measure information, visit vote411
- After voting your ballot, seal, sign and date the oath on the return envelope.
- We recommend returning your voted mail-in ballot using a secure drop box. Review the list of drop box locations in your county. English | Spanish
- To search ballot drop-off boxes by county, click here.
- If returning your voted ballot by mail, send no later than Nov. 1st to allow a full week for delivery (avoiding any delays). No stamp is required.
- Make sure your ballot is not rejected! Sign and date the oath on the return envelope and make sure your ballot is postmarked on or before November 8th (by 8pm).
- To track the status of your voted mail-in ballot, click here.
- If you need assistance voting, visit the State Board of Election “Access by Voters with Disabilities” page
Contact your local election board: full list here
If election officials can’t assist, call the nonpartisan hotline:
Asian & Pacific languages: 888-API-VOTE
American Sign Language video: 301-818-VOTE
or text OUR VOTE to 97779
You can also contact Common Cause MD directly at 443-906-0442