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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.



  • You can register and vote in person during the early voting period (May 2 – May 9) and on Election Day, from 7am – 8pm.
    • 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 the 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 register and vote using the mail-in voting process while incarcerated.

Please Note: If you missed the April 23 advance deadline to register to vote, you can register in person at an early voting center from May 2 – 9, or on Election Day at your assigned 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 electronically delivered 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.

Don’t wait until Election Day to vote. If you must vote on Tuesday, May 14, you have to be in line to vote by 8 pm. Go early if you can.




  • Ballots for the primary election have already started going out to voters. Please note that you must submit a request to vote by mail in the election by May 7.
  • When you receive your ballot, fill in the oval to the left of your candidate and question choice using black ink to mark the 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 ballot drop box locations in your county. English | Spanish
  • If returning your voted ballot by mail, put your ballot in the mailbox no later than May 7 – if possible – to allow a full week for delivery (avoiding any delays). No stamp is required.
  • Ensure 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:
English: 866-OUR-VOTE
Spanish: 888-VE-Y-VOTA
Arabic: 844-YALLA-US
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. If no one answers, leave a message and the staff will return your call.

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