June 5 voter deadline for 2018 primary elections

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WMAR) - The voter registration deadline for the upcoming state primary elections is 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

If prospective voters want to register, change their information or address, request an alternate polling place, or change party affiliation, they must do so prior to deadline if they wish to participate in the June 26 primary. 

To be eligible to vote in the election, you must be a Maryland resident of at least 18 years of age by Nov. 6, 2018, the date of the general election. 

Residents can register or change their information by interacting with many government agencies, including: local boards of elections, Motor Vehicle Administration offices, State Department of Health offices, Local Department of Social Services offices, Offices on Aging, Division of Rehabilitation Services, The MTA Paratransit Certification Office, recruitment offices of the U.S. Armed Forces,pPublic institutions of higher education, marriage license bureaus, post offices, public libraries, and/or State Board of Elections

For more information on where or how to register or to change your registration information, visit the Maryland State Board of Elections website, call 1-800-222-8683 to request an application by mail, or print a form at home. Printed forms must be postmarked or submitted in person by 9 p.m., June 5. 

A law passed during the 2018 Maryland General Assembly will automatically enroll citizens to vote when they interact with government institutions like the MVA in the future. Voters will have actively decline registration to remain off the voter rolls. 


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