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Voting in the November 3 General Election

Maryland's General Election will take place on Tuesday, November 3. All eligible voters will receive an application to request a mail-in ballot by the beginning of September. If you do not receive an application in the coming weeks, you can fill it out online by clicking here. Alternatively, you can download the form and mail, fax, or email it to your local election office by clicking here. Your request for a mail-in ballot must be received by October 20. To view a step-by-step tutorial of how to request a ballot, click here.

 

There are four easy ways to vote in the November 3 election:

1. At Home Through the Mail: You will receive your ballot by mid-October. Fill out your ballot, sign the envelope, and drop it in the mail. Return postage is paid for your ballot. Your ballot must be postmarked on or before November 3.

2. Drop It Off: If you would prefer not to put your completed ballot in the mail, you may drop it off at a ballot drop box location. Ballot drop boxes will be open until 8:00 p.m. on November 3. Ballot drop box locations will be released in the coming weeks. 

3. Early Vote In-Person: Early voting begins on Monday, October 26 and continues through Monday, November 2. Early voting polling locations will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Voters may cast their vote at any polling location in their county. Early voting locations will be announced soon. 

4. Vote In-Person on Election Day: A limited number of polling locations will be open on Election Day. Voting locations will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and voters may cast their ballot at any voting location in their county. Election Day voting locations will be announced soon. 

 

FAQs:

  1. What should I do if I haven’t received my ballot by mid-October?
    1. If you haven’t received your ballot, contact the State Board of Elections at 1-800-222-8683.
    2. Voters can submit an application through the State Board of Elections to download their absentee ballot online. Click here to submit an application. Click here to view a step-by-step tutorial of how to request a ballot.
  2. When does my ballot need to be postmarked by?
    1. On or before November 3, 2020
  3. What should I do if I am not sure if I am registered to vote?
    1. If you are unsure if you are registered to vote, click here. All voters must be registered to vote by October 13. Voters will be able to register to vote in-person at a polling location on Election Day.
  4. What should I do if I need to update my voting address?
    1. If you need to update your voting address, follow the steps listed here