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Voting Information

To slow the spread of COVID-19, Maryland is changing how everyone will vote in the upcoming elections. For the most updated information, visit the website for the Maryland State Board of Elections here. To reach the Board of Elections by phone, you may dial 800-222-8683 or 410-269-2840.

7th Congressional District Special General Election

The special general election for the 7th Congressional District will primarily be conducted by mail. All voters in the 7th Congressional District will be mailed a ballot for this election. To be counted, ballots for this election must be postmarked on or before April 28, 2020. There will be in person voting for voters who cannot vote by mail. For more information about this election and where voters who cannot vote by mail can vote, please click here.

2020 Presidential Primary Election

The presidential primary election originally scheduled for April 28, 2020 was moved to June 2, 2020. This election will be conducted primarily by mail. All registered and eligible voters will be mailed a ballot for this election. You should receive your ballot in early to mid May. There will be in person voting for voters who cannot vote by mail. You should receive your ballot in early to mid May. You do not need to ask for a ballot to receive one. These changes were made in proclamations issued by Governor Hogan on March 17, 2020 and April 10, 2020.

For more information about this election and where voters who cannot vote by mail can vote, please click here.

Your ballot will be mailed to the last known address that the Board of Elections has on file. If you want your ballot mailed to another address or  want to download it from our website, please visit the Absentee Voting page. All mailed ballots included a return envelope and prepaid postage.

  • To reduce the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus, the Board of Elections recommends that voters who can vote by mail do so. Voted ballots must be postmarked on or before Tuesday, June 2, 2020.
  • Voters who prefer to drop off their ballots can do so at designated ballot drop off locations from Thursday, May 21, 2020 through Tuesday, June 2, 2020.
  • If you are unable to vote by mail, you may vote in-person on election day, June 2, 2020, at a vote center in the jurisdiction where you live.

See MSBOE's voter guide (PDF) for additional information.

2020 General Election

 The 2020 General Election is scheduled for November 3, 2020 from 7 am until 8 pm. Early Voting for the General Election is scheduled for Thursday, October 22, 2020 through Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 8 am until 8 pm.

FAQ About Maryland Elections

1. When will I get my ballot? Where is it?

Ballots have been mailed to all registered, active Maryland voters. 

If yours does not arrive by Friday 5/22, you should text CHECK to 77788, fill out the form, and verify in the last section that it says your ballot has been sent.

If it does not say "ballot sent” under the section “status of my absentee or provisional ballots," you should call your local board of elections.

2. How do I return my completed ballot?

By U.S. Mail or at a board of elections drop box before 8 PM on 6/2. Text BOX to 77788 to find the nearest post office or mailbox. Return your completed ballot immediately, and do not wait until 6/2.

Return postage is paid and an envelope is provided if you received your ballot by U.S. Mail. Make sure you sign the voter oath located on the back of the provided U.S. Mail return envelope or included with your email delivered ballot.

If you prefer, you can alternatively drop your ballot in a board of elections drop box at one of the following locations starting 5/21 through 8 PM on 6/2:




3. How do I replace a ballot that is damaged, erroneously marked, or sent to the wrong address?

Contact your local board of elections so they can issue you a new ballot.

4. Where can I vote in person? I am unable to vote by mail.

If it is feasible for you to vote by mail, that is strongly encouraged to protect public health.

Limited in person voting will be available on Election Day 6/2. It will occur in compliance with social distancing and mask requirements at the following locations:




5. I need to register to vote. When is the deadline?

The registration deadline is 5/27. 

You can register to vote by texting VOTE to 77788 and filling out the link if you have a Maryland driver’s license or state ID. You can alternatively register on Election Day in person at one of the limited in person voting locations listed above under question 4 if you’re unable to register online or by mail.

Otherwise, you can download, print, and mail the registration form found here to your local board of elections: