Mail-In Ballots On the Way, Ballot Boxes Open Statewide

The Maryland State Board of Elections confirmed that mail-in ballots for the 2022 General Election were sent to requesting voters. SBE expects it will take up to five days for voters to receive their ballots in the mail.

Voters who have not yet requested a mail-in ballot but would like to do so are encouraged to submit their request as soon as possible. The deadline to request a mail-in ballot sent via the US Postal Service is November 1. The deadline to request a link to download a ballot is on November 4.

Voters can request a mail-in ballot online by completing and returning an application (in Spanish), or in person at their local board of elections. In addition, voters who want to receive a mail-in ballot for all future elections can sign up for the permanent mail-in ballot list when they request a mail-in ballot.

Once a voter is on this list, elections officials will send a mail-in ballot for each future election in which an individual is eligible to vote. As such, voters opting for this list will not have to submit a mail-in ballot request for subsequent elections.

Voters who have already requested a mail-in ballot to be sent by secure email link began receiving emails on September 29. In addition to returning mail-in ballots via the US Postal Service, voters can cast their properly completed mail-in ballots at any official ballot drop box in the county where they reside.

There are 281 ballot drop boxes open across the state. Voters can submit ballots until November 8 at 8:00 pm. A list of ballot box locations is available online (in Spanish).

Eligible Marylanders may register to vote in advance of the November 8 election using SBE’s online application page or by completing an application at their local board of elections. The advance deadline to register to vote is October 18.

Voters should also ensure their registration information is up to date by October 18. Voters can review and update their registration information online. Voters can also complete an application (in Spanish) and return it to their local board of elections.

Marylanders interested in serving as election judges can complete SBE’s online interest form. Residents can also contact their local board of elections for more information on serving as an election judge.

Visit the Maryland State Board of Elections website for more information.