2024 Primary 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 May 14th — the easier it’ll be for our elections officials to carry out a safe, secure, and accessible election.
- The advance voter registration deadline is Tuesday, April 23. 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.
- You can register and vote in person during the early voting period (May 2 – May 9) 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 documents with your name and new address.
- To confirm that your voter 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: If you miss the April 23 advance deadline to register to vote, you can still register at an early vote or Election Day polling location.
The deadline to request a mail-in ballot to vote in the primary election is Tuesday, May 7, by 8 pm.
- 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 spring 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 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 Friday, May 10.
If you choose to vote in person, we encourage you to vote early.
Early voting will be available from Thursday, May 2 to Thursday, May 9. These locations will be open from 7 am to 8 pm. Voters can go to any location in their county to vote.
- Review the list of early voting locations in your county.
- English | Spanish
Don’t wait until Election Day to vote. If you must vote on Tuesday, May 14, you need to be in line to vote by 8 pm. Go early if you can.
- Find your assigned Election Day polling place using the Voter Lookup tool.
- Ballots for the primary election will start being mailed …. Please note that you must submit a request 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
- Search ballot drop-off boxes by county.
- If returning your voted ballot by mail, send no later than May 7 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 May 14 (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