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Key Dates and Deadlines

Tuesday, June 28th: Voter Registration Deadline for Gubernatorial Primary Election
Thursday, July 7, 2022 through Thursday, July 14, 2022 from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.:
Early voting centers open for Gubernatorial Primary Election
Tuesday, July 12th: Request Absentee/Mail-In Ballot Deadline for Gubernatorial Primary Election
Tuesday, July 19th: Gubernatorial Primary Election Day
Tuesday, October 18th: Voter Registration Deadline for Gubernatorial General Election
Thursday, October 27, 2022 - Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.:
Early voting centers open for Gubernatorial General Election
Tuesday, November 1st: Request Absentee/Mail-In Ballot Deadline for Gubernatorial General Election
Tuesday, November 8th: Gubernatorial General Election Day

Register to Vote

Tuesday, June 28th: Voter Registration Deadline for Gubernatorial Primary Election

Absentee/Mail-In Voting- PRIMARY ELECTION

Tuesday, July 12th: Request Absentee/Mail-In Ballot Deadline for Gubernatorial Primary Election

1. Request an absentee ballot. Print it out, sign it and mail the request form back to your county board of elections.

2. Receive your ballot in the mail.

3. Fill your ballot out. You can mail it back or deliver it in person to your local county elections board.

Early In-Person Voting- PRIMARY ELECTION

Early voting will be held from Thursday, July 7, 2022 through Thursday, July 14, 2022. Early voting centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

In-person Voting- PRIMARY ELECTION

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19th.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I do not have a valid ID?
Some first time voters in Maryland will be asked to show ID before voting. If you are asked to show ID, please show an election judge one of the following forms of ID: copy of a current and valid photo ID (i.e., Maryland driver's license, MVA ID card, student, employee, or military ID card, U.S. passport, or any other State or federal government-issued ID card); or copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows your name and address. Current means that the document is dated within 3 months of the election.

Can someone else drop off my ballot in early voting?
You must hand deliver your ballot to a local board of elections during early voting or on Election Day. You can also mail in your ballot but make sure the envelope is envelope is postmarked on or before general election day (July 19, 2022 for the Gubernatorial Primary Election or November 8 for the Gubernatorial General Election.). It must be postmarked on or before each election day to be counted.

What if I miss the deadline to register?
You can also register to vote on election day, but to make the process quicker you are encouraged to register before Election Day. If you can't register by that date: go to an early voting center in the county where you live during early voting, or go to an election day voting center in the county where you live and bring a document that proves where you live.

How can I serve as an election judge at a polling place?
There's a shortage of election judges at polling places across the state. Baltimore City is short almost 1,000 election judges. Click here if you'd like to sign up. The State Board of Elections says there are several qualifications in order to be an election judge. You must be a registered voter, able to speak, read and write English, be prepared to work at least a 15-hour day and willing to work outside your precinct. Click here to fill out an application.