Early Voting Underway: Here’s What You Need to Know

Early voting is underway and runs through Thursday, November 3. Election Day is Tuesday, November 8. Conduit Street has everything you need to know to cast a ballot (in person or by mail).

In-person early voting is open statewide and runs through Thursday, November 3. Same-day voter registration is available for eligible Marylanders at all early voting centers.

A list of early voting centers is available online (in Spanish). The Maryland State Board of Elections encourages voters to review the list of early voting centers in advance, as some early voting locations changed following July’s Primary Election. All early voting centers will be open daily from 7:00 am. to 8:00 pm during the weeklong early voting period.

Those intending to take advantage of same-day registration must provide documentation verifying their place of residence. Acceptable forms of documentation include an MVA-issued driver’s license, ID card, change of address card, a paycheck, bank statement, utility bill, or other government document displaying the voter’s name and new address.

Eligible Marylanders can register to vote and cast their ballots at any early voting location in the jurisdiction in which they reside.

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 November 1, and voters must postmark mail-in ballots no later than November 8.

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. Ballots cast by drop box are due by 8:00 pm on November 8.

There are 281 ballot boxes located across the state. A list of the ballot box locations is available online (in Spanish).

Voters can also drop off properly completed ballots at early voting centers and Election Day polling places.

Marylanders interested in serving as election judges can complete SBE’s online interest form. No experience is required, and your county’s local board of elections will provide comprehensive mandatory training. Knowledge of computers is preferred but not necessary. Bilingual speakers are encouraged to apply.

Stay tuned to Conduit Street for more information.