Check Your Mailbox: Mail-In Ballot Applications on the Way

The Maryland State Board of Elections is mailing ballot request forms for mail-in ballots to over 3 million registered Maryland voters before the 2022 Primary Election on June 28, 2022. Ballot requests forms will begin arriving in mailboxes later this week.

This year, Maryland state law requires that election officials send all voters a form to request a mail-in ballot. After filling out the request form, voters must sign and seal it and return it in the postage-paid envelope accompanying the application by June 21, 2022.

Alternatively, voters can request a mail-in ballot online if they have a Maryland driver’s license or MVA-issued ID card. To complete an application online, visit vote.md.gov/NeedBallot. Voters may also visit their local board of elections to fill out and return their ballot request form.

Voters who want to vote in person should not apply for a mail-in ballot.

According to a press release from the State Board of Elections:

This first phase of request forms for the primary election are addressed to registered Democrats and registered Republicans.

Voters registered with other political parties, such as the Green Party and Libertarian Party, and unaffiliated voters will receive a request form in a second phase of mailers if there is a primary election in their school board district. Request forms for these voters will be mailed after the deadline for candidates to file for office, so that election officials will know where there are contested school board elections.

There will be a final phase of mailers after the primary election for all other registered voters.

To vote by mail, you must be registered to vote in Maryland. Visit elections.maryland.gov to register or update your voter record.

Visit the State Board of Elections website for more information.

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