Election Rules

General Election Voter Registration Deadline: October 13

Early voting for the 2020 General Election will take place from October 22 – October 29. Lookup early voting locations here.

Maryland’s Address Confidentiality Program provides survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking with confidential voter registration. Learn more here.

Restoration of Voting Rights After Felony Convictions: The right to vote is automatically restored for felons following their release from incarceration. If the felony conviction was for buying or selling votes, then the right to vote can only be restored by pardon.

ID Requirements for Voting: ID only required for first-time voters.

Absentee Voting: All registered Maryland voters can request an absentee ballot, no excuse is needed. Voters can access the application online if they have a state issued ID or they can print the form and mail it to their local board of elections via mail, fax, or email at least 7 days before the election. Access the application here.

Gender Gaps in Representation

Maryland is one of 13 states that does not have any women in its Congressional Delegation. Maryland ranks 6th in the country for women’s representation in the State Legislature.

Maryland Congressional Delegation

Maryland State Legislature

Voter Turnout

Maryland had higher voter turnout than the United States overall in the 2016 Elections.

Percent Voter Turnout by Gender

Percent Voter Turnout by Race

Other races not shown due to population size