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2020 Election FYI’s

  • National Registration Day – Tuesday, September 22, 2020
  • Deadline to register to vote or update an existing registration – Tuesday, October 13, 2020
  • Deadline to request an absentee/mail-in ballot to be mailed – Tuesday, October 20, 2020
  • Early Voting – October 26, 2020 to Monday, November 2, 2020
  • General Election – Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

Register to Vote in Maryland Online

To vote in the 2020 Election, you must be registered to vote.

The deadline to register to vote or update your voter registration information is October 13, 2020. To register to vote or to check your registration status, click here. Your voter registration must be up to date with your current address. To update your voter registration, click here.

Other States

Register and vote in your state by clicking the interactive map on the US Elections Assistant Commissions website. View each state’s information to see if you qualify to vote using an absentee ballot.

Registration Verification

If you are uncertain if you are registered to vote or in what state, click here for additional information.

How Do I Register to Vote – in Maryland

A college student registers to vote in Maryland the same as any other applicant: every prospective voter must submit a voter registration application. Remember, you must update your voter registration information whenever you change your residence.

Every voter in Maryland must submit their residential address when registering to vote (a mailbox cannot serve as a residential address). If you are unable to receive mail at your address, you must also submit a local mailing address. A dormitory or college address can be an acceptable residential address and does not disqualify you from voting.

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What is my Residence

To be considered a Maryland resident, your domicile must be in Maryland. Your domicile is the place that you consider to be your ‘official’ or ‘permanent’ home, even though it may be different from the place where you are actually living on a short-term or temporary basis. Your domicile will ordinarily be the address you use most frequently on tax returns or other government documents, driver’s license, bank accounts, charge accounts, for insurance purposes, and so forth.
As a student, you may register at your school address only if you consider this address to be your “official” or “permanent” home. That is, if you do not consider your parent’s home to be your home and do not intend to return there after school, your school address may be your residence. Before completing an application through Maryland’s Online Voter Registration System (OLVR) or submitting a voter registration application, please consider the address listed on the documents described above and, if you receive financial aid from another state or jurisdiction, you should verify with the appropriate authority whether changing your residency impacts your eligibility for financial aid.
If you choose not to register in Maryland, you can find more information on the National Voter Registration form on the Election Assistance Commission website. If you wish to register to vote in Maryland, read the Maryland resident registration information.

View or Change Voter Information

To change your address, name or other information, please visit this page: View your information

Register & Vote in Your State

Voting information regarding your states elections – Voter information

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