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Voter Information

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Voting is the most fundamental way to become involved in the political process. Your vote is your voice. It is a way to affect change in the communities and state in which we live and also a way to promote citizenship. If you are not registered to vote, there’s no better time to register than now!

To register to vote, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen;
  • Be a Maryland resident;
  • Be at least 18 years old by the next general election;
  • Not be under guardianship for mental disability;
  • Not have been convicted of buying or selling votes;
  • Not have been convicted of a felony, or if you have, you have completed serving a court ordered sentence of imprisonment, including any term of parole or probation for the conviction.

You can register to vote by visiting your:

  • Local board of elections
  • The State Board of Elections
  • The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • The Department of Social Services
  • The Motor Vehicle Administration
  • Offices on Aging
  • The MTA Paratransit Certification Office
  • All public institutions of higher education
  • Recruitment offices of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Marriage License offices
  • Offices for students with disabilities at all Maryland colleges and universities

You can also find the application online: http://www.elections.state.md.us/voter_registration/application.html.

Once you have filled out your voter registration form, you can either take it to one of the places listed above or mail it to your local Board of Elections.

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