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.