The United States will elect a new President in 2016, and Maryland will elect a new U.S. Senator and other officials. The Maryland primary election will take place Tuesday, April 26, 2016, with early voting starting Thursday, April 14, 2016. Take a few minutes to register to vote in the 2016 national election, in Maryland or any other state, using these tools:
Maryland Voter Registration Application (download a paper form, or use the Maryland Online Voter Registration system). If you're already registered but have moved since the last election, you can use the Maryland Voter Registration Application to change your address. The deadline to register before the 2016 Maryland primary election is: April 5, 2016.
Don't know whether/where you're registered in Maryland? Look it up here.
Request an absentee ballot: If you will not be able to vote during early voting or on election day, you can request an absentee ballot using the online registration application. The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the 2016 primary election is: April 19, 2016, for ballots delivered by mail or fax; April 22, 2016 for ballots delivered via Internet. Completed absentee ballots must be received by local election boards by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, April 26, 2016.
If you're a student from out of state wondering whether you can register to vote in Maryland, here's some information for you.
The American Democracy Project's Guide to Informed Voting.
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