Voting in the 2022 Primary Election? Here’s What You Need to Know

The Maryland State Board of Elections encourages eligible voters interested in casting a ballot in July’s primary election to register to vote online. SBE also urges those already registered to confirm their latest district and polling place information using the online voter lookup tool.

“This week, we launched a statewide digital advertising campaign to educate Maryland voters on the registration deadlines and to encourage those who intend to cast a ballot in this year’s primary election to ensure they have the latest district and polling place information,” said Maryland State Board of Elections Administrator Linda H. Lamone. “As in previous years, there will be three ways for eligible Marylanders to cast their ballots – by mail, secure dropbox, or in person. But the process for every voter should begin today, either by registering or confirming they have the latest information about their districts and polling places.”

Voter Registration Deadlines

As previously reported on Conduit Street, the Court of Appeals of Maryland issued an order moving the 2022 primary election from June 28 to July 19.

Early voting for the delayed July 19 primary election will begin on July 7 and run through July 14. The deadline to register to vote in the primary is June 28, and the deadline for primary voters to request a mail-in ballot is July 12.

To ensure applications are completed and received by 11:59 pm, SBE advises voters to access the online system no later than 11:50 pm on June 28. Those who prefer not to register to vote online may print the registration form (English or Spanish version) and return it by mail or do so at the office of their local board of elections by 5:00 pm on June 28.

What About Redistricting? Has My Polling Place Changed?

Following the recent redistricting process, county district, state legislative district, and congressional district information – as well as polling place information – for some registered voters has changed. For this reason, all registered voters should confirm their current district and polling place information online or by calling or visiting the office of their local board of elections.

How (and Where) Can I vote?

On May 20, the State Board of Elections finalized the list of all early voting, drop-box, and election day polling locations. A list of early voting locations is available online here (Spanish version). Dropbox locations can be viewed online here (Spanish version). Election day polling locations are available via the online lookup tool.

Stay tuned to Conduit Street for more information.

Useful Links

State Board of Elections Website

Conduit Street Podcast: Everything Elections

Previous Conduit Street Coverage: State Board of Elections Announces Key Dates for 2022 Primary

Previous Conduit Street Coverage: MD Primary Election, Candidate Filing Deadline Moved by Court of Appeals