The Maryland State Board of Elections reminds those who wish to register to vote, change party affiliation, and update their address before the 2022 Primary Election that the deadline to do so is Tuesday, June 28.
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 at the office of their local board of elections by 5:00 pm on June 28.
How (and Where) Can I vote?
Eligible voters interested in casting a ballot in July’s primary election can register to vote online. SBE also urges registered voters to confirm their latest district and polling place information using the online voter lookup tool.
To vote by mail, voters must request a mail-in ballot from the State Board of Elections or their local board. Requests for a mail-in ballot for the Primary Election are due no later than July 12, 2022.
Voters can use ballot boxes beginning today until July 19 at 8:00 pm. Election Day polling locations are available via the online lookup tool. Voters must postmark mail-in ballots no later than the date of the Primary Election – July 19.
In addition to submitting mail-in ballots through the United States Postal Service, voters can return their mail-in ballots using an official ballot box in their county. A complete list of all 288 ballot drop-box locations is available online. Voters can use ballot boxes beginning today until July 19 at 8:00 pm.
Voters who prefer to cast their ballots in person may do so during eight days of early voting or on July 19. Early voting runs from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm beginning Thursday, July 7 and continuing through Thursday, July 14. In addition, voters can vote early at any early voting center in the county in which they live. A complete list of early voting centers for the Primary Election is available here.
Voters wishing to vote in person on Election Day – July 19 – should confirm their polling place online.
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.
Stay tuned to Conduit Street for more information.