Registering to VoteThe League is dedicated to ensuring that all eligible voters, particularly those from traditionally underrepresented or underserved communities, first-time voters, non-college youth, new citizens, communities of color, the elderly, and low-income Americans, have the opportunity and the information to exercise their right to vote.
To register to vote, you must be
- A U.S. citizen
- A Maryland resident
- At least 16 years of age—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.
You are ineligible to register if you are or were
- Convicted of buying or selling votes
- Under guardianship for mental disability and found by a court to be unable to communicate a desire to vote
- Convicted of a felony and currently serving a court-ordered sentence of imprisonment. For the purposes of voting eligibility, convictions include federal, state and out-of-state convictions. If you have been convicted of a felony, you are eligible to register to vote once you have completed the court-ordered sentence of imprisonment.
Check your registration
Not sure if you’re registered to vote? Visit VOTE411.org/check-registration to check your registration
¿No estás seguro si estás registrado para votar? Visita VOTE411.org/es/check-registration para verificar su registro de votante.
You can register online at VOTE411.org/register.
You can register in person at
How to register
- Local Board of Elections
- State Board of Elections
- Local Department of Health office
- Local Maryland Department of Human Services office
- Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration offices
- Local Area Agency on Aging office
- 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
The deadline to register for the November 2022 general election is October 18. If you miss the deadline, you may register at the polling station during early voting or fill out a provisional ballot.
Occasionally a voter’s name is not on the list of voters at a polling place. This is usually because the person was not registered to vote, because they moved and did not notify the Board of Elections, or because they requested a mail-in ballot. A provisional ballot allows these individuals to vote. If this happens to you, you will first need to fill out a provisional ballot application.
You must complete the entire application in order to have your ballot counted. All provisional ballot applications are reviewed. Provisional ballots are counted after the local Board of Elections reviews the application and determines eligibility to vote.
First Time Voters
First time voter? We got you covered! Register to vote and get your own personalized voting checklist at VOTE411.org/ballot.
¿Votante por primera vez? ¡Te tenemos cubierto! Regístrese para votar y obtenga su propia lista de verificación de votación personalizada en VOTE411.org/es/ballot.
If you're a first-time voter who registered by mail and didn't provide a copy of your ID when you registered, you may need to show one of these documents to vote.
- Maryland driver's license
- State or federal ID card
- Motor Vehicle Administration ID card
- Student, employee, or military ID
- A utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, government document that shows your name and address dated within three months of the election