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Maryland

Population

6,045,680

Voting-Age Pop.

4,262,388

Last Presidential Election (2016)
Clinton 61 %
Trump 34 %
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Important Dates

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Election Date

Nov 3, 2020

Registration Deadline

Oct 13, 2020

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USPS recommends mailing your ballot no later than October 27.

Source: USPS.com

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  • Online Registration

    Yes
  • Early Voting
    Yes
  • Same-Day Registration
    Yes
  • ID Required
    No

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Absentee/Mail-In Voting

Any registered voter may vote by mail-in ballot.

Data source - elections.maryland.gov

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  • No, residents of Maryland must register for a mail-in ballot for the general election.

Mail Outline Icon Is this state automatically sending an absentee or mail-in ballot?

No, residents of Maryland must register for a mail-in ballot for the general election.

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  • Your request must be received (not just mailed) by Oct 20.

Request received by: Oct 20

Your request must be received (not just mailed) by Oct 20.

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  • Early October: Ballots will be mailed in early October.

When will I receive my ballot?

Early October: Ballots will be mailed in early October.

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  • In person: Received by Nov 3, 8pm at your local board of elections, early voting center or polling place.

    Mail: Postmarked by Nov 3; received by Nov 13, 10am at your local board of elections.

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In person: Received by Nov 3, 8pm at your local board of elections, early voting center or polling place.

Mail: Postmarked by Nov 3; received by Nov 13, 10am at your local board of elections.

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  • You do not need to provide a reason/excuse to vote absentee.

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You do not need to provide a reason/excuse to vote absentee.


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Early Voting

Can you vote early in this state?

Yes

For the 2020 presidential general election, you can vote early in person from Oct 26 through Nov 2. Early voting centers will be open from 7am to 8pm.


Same-Day Registration

Can you register on Election Day?

Yes

If you can't register by the deadline, go to an early voting center in the county where you live during early voting. Or go to an Election Day voting center in the county where you live and take a document that proves where you live.


Voter ID Requirements

Is an ID required to vote?

No

Some first-time voters in Maryland will be asked to show ID before voting. If you are asked to show ID, please show an election judge an accepted form of ID.


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Acceptable Forms of Identification

Make sure you're ready on Election Day with the appropriate forms of identification. Acceptable forms of ID are listed here.

Data source - elections.maryland.gov

Acceptable Forms of ID

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  • Copy of Current and Valid Photo ID (Military ID Card, US Passport, or Federal Government-issued ID Card)

    Current means that the document is dated within 3 months of the election

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  • Copy of Current and Valid Photo ID (i.e., Maryland Driver's License, MVA ID Card, Student, Employee or Other State Government-issued ID Card)

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  • Copy of Current Utility Bill

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  • Copy of Current Bank Statement, Government Check, Pay