Maryland

Step 1: Apply

Can I vote-by-mail in my state?


Yes, Maryland will automatically mail an application to every registered voter. Make sure to look for it, complete it, and send it back as soon as it arrives. Click here to register as a new voter or to check your existing registration. (It's always a good idea to double-check.) https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/VoterSearch




Application form link:


The state will automatically mail an absentee ballot application to every registered voter. But you don't have to wait. You may apply now. https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/OnlineVoterRegistration/InstructionsStep1




Where should I send my completed application?


Submit online.




When is the application due?


Technically, applications must be received 7 days before Election Day. (Octoer 27, 2020) To avoid delays within the election office and the postal service, we recommend you send it immediately and no later than the middle of October. New voters must register by October 13, 2020.




I have a question that wasn't answered here.


Please call the county election office where you live. They are in charge of elections and should be able to help you. https://elections.maryland.gov/about/county_boards.html





Step 2: Vote-by-Mail

When do I have to mail or drop off my completed ballot?


Technically, ballots must be postmarked by Election Day (November 3, 2020) and received by 10 am 10 days after the election. (November 13, 2020) To avoid delays within the election office and the postal service, we recommend you return your voted ballot as soon as it arrives and no later than the middle of October. You may also drop your ballot at your local election office. It's a good idea to call and check first. https://elections.maryland.gov/about/county_boards.html




Does it require a stamp? Two?


Read the outside of the envelope to see if any postage may be required. The US Postal service will deliver any ballot, regardless of whether or not it has the correct postage, or any at all. They will charge the local election office for any unpaid postage. https://time.com/4547550/absentee-mail-ballot-postage-stamp-postal-service-usps/




Can my ballot be dropped off at a polling site or dedicated drop box?


Completed ballots can be dropped off at an early voting center or a polling place by the time the polls close.




Is there any way to check if my ballot was received?


https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/VoterSearch




I have a question that wasn't answered here.


Please call the county election office where you live. They are in charge of elections and should be able to help you. https://elections.maryland.gov/about/county_boards.html





Early In-Person Voting

Does my state offer any in-person early voting days?


October 22-29, 2020, 8 AM-8 PM




I have a question that wasn't answered here.


Please call the county election office where you live. They are in charge of elections and should be able to help you. https://elections.maryland.gov/about/county_boards.html





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