Welcome Maryland voters! Below you will find your upcoming election dates, voter registration deadlines, state requirements for Voter ID, as well as information on online voter registration, automatic voter registration, vote-by-mail, early voting, and minor pre-registration.


Primary Election Dates & Registration Deadlines

Party Primaries
Registration Deadlines
Same Day Registration
Mail-In Online In-Person
June 26 June 5 (postmarked) June 5 June 21 Yes – during early voting


General Election Dates & Registration Deadlines

General Election Registration Deadlines
Same Day Registration
Mail-In Online In-Person
November 6 October 16 (postmarked) October 16 November 1 Yes – during early voting


Online Voter Registration

Yes, Maryland has Online Voter Registration. Need a signature in drivers’ license or ID database. You can register online here.

Voter ID

Maryland has no voter ID requirements.


Maryland does have “no-excuse” vote-by-mail. You must request your ballot 7 days before Election Day if want ballot mailed or faxed; 4 days before Election Day if you want to download ballot from website. Your ballot must be received by close of polls on Election Day.

Early Voting

Maryland has in-person early voting. Early voting begins on the Second Saturday before Election Day and ends the Thursday before Election Day. Early voting is located at the designated early voting center in each county. More information early voting is available here.

Automatic Voter Registration (Motor Voter)

Maryland has Automatic Voter Registration planned to take effect in July of 2019. It will automatically register individuals when interacting with these agencies unless the applicant opts out:

  • DMV
  • Health benefit exchange
  • Local departments of social services
  • Mobility Certification Office

Minor Pre-Registration

Maryland allows voters to pre-register at the age of 16.

Links to State-by-State Charts

2018 Election Dates & Deadlines

Online Voter Registration

Automatic Voter Registration

Vote By Mail

Early Voting

Voter ID

Content Updated Summer 2018


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