Check here for voter registration updates, voting rules and other things you should know about the 2020 election.


Can I vote?

Before you can vote in Maryland, you need to make sure you are registered to vote. The deadline to register for the November 3, 2020 election is October 13th.   

Am I eligible to register to vote?

To register to vote, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen;
  • A Maryland resident; and
  • At least 16 years old*.

You cannot have been:

  • Convicted of buying or selling votes;
  • Under gaurdianship for mental disability and found by a court to be unable to communicate a desire to vote; or
  • Convicted of a felony and currently serving a court-ordered sentence of imprisonment. (Effective March 10, 2016)

*You may register to vote if you are at least 16 years old but cannot vote unless you will be at least 18 years old by the next general election.

Can I register to vote if I am in the military or live overseas?

Certain U.S. citizens who live overseas or are in the military are eligible to register and vote in Maryland. If you are an overseas citizen, military personnel, or dependent of military personnel, you may register to vote in Maryland if your current or last U.S. residence was in Maryland. To register, you can use the Maryland's Online Voter Registration System (OLVR) or use the Federal Post Card Application available at

How and when should I register to vote in Maryland?
In Maryland, the deadline to register to vote or make changes to your address and information for this year’s election is October 13. Residents can register online.

I don’t live in Maryland.  Where can I learn if I am eligible to vote and the registration deadline in my home state?
Terps from out of state can visit UMD’s TurboVote website to find registration information for their home states.

How do I confirm I am registered in Maryland?
You can check your registration status on The Maryland State Board of Elections website.

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