How to Register to Vote in Maryland

Voter Registration How to Register to Vote in Maryland

How to Register to Vote in Maryland

Maryland is one of the US states that allow early voting. Generally, the process of registering for voting cuts across all states in the US. However, there may be some differences, including where to register to vote in Maryland.

Are you a first-time voter in Maryland? Do you want to update your voter registration in Maryland? Registering to vote in Maryland can be challenging for a first-time voter. Not every potential voter prefers to register online. This means either registering in person or via mail, which is more time-consuming.

On the bright side, DoNotPay can help you lessen the load, whether you want to register to vote or unregister to vote. DNP makes it easy for you to find out if you’re registered to vote in Maryland. You can also update your voter registration in Maryland and with DoNotPay. Here is how to register to vote in Maryland.

How to Register to Vote in Maryland

Like most states, Maryland allows for online voter registration. Other ways to register to vote in Maryland include:

  • Register to vote via mail
  • Register to vote in person.

Register to Vote in Maryland Online

Applicants can use Maryland's online voter registration system. Ensure you read out the instructions laid out before filling in the form. Once you access this platform, fill in the necessary details, then submit the online form.

However, you need a Maryland ID to access this online voter registration system. Fortunately, if you lack the Maryland-issued ID, you can still register to vote in Maryland via mail.

Register to Vote in Maryland via Mail

Alternatively, you can register to vote on the Maryland voter registration form. Print out the voter registration form read through the document, then fill it out accordingly.

You may be asked about your identification number (you can enter either your current, valid Maryland driver's license number or the Motor Vehicle Administration ID number.

In case you lack either of these, you may choose to enter the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number. Sign the form and mail it to your local election office.

If you are registering to vote in Maryland for the first time–and you mail this federal application–you must show proof of identification the first time you vote, according to Federal law.

Registering to Vote in Maryland in Person

There is an option to register to vote and cast your ballot in person during the election date. Contact your local election office about when and where to register to vote. However, due to COVID-19, in-person voter registration may be limited.

How to Update Voter Information in Maryland

Instances when you may need to update your voter registration in Maryland include a change of address or change of name. To update your Maryland voter registration, use the voter registration application.

You can also submit your new address in writing to the local board of elections at least 21 days before Election Day.

Eligibility Requirements to Vote in Maryland

Here is a list of eligibility requirements for you to vote in Maryland:

  1. Must be a US citizen and a Maryland resident
  2. Must be at least 18 years old to vote
  3. Must not have been convicted of selling or buying votes
  4. Must not be under guardianship for mental disability
  5. Must not have been convicted of a felony

Voter Registration Deadlines in Maryland

Here are the deadlines for registering to vote in Maryland. Note that you may also register during early voting or on Election Day with proof of address.

Registration MethodDeadlines
Online21 days before election day
MailPostmarked 21 days before election day
In-person21 days before election day

If you decide to register on the last day of registering to vote in Maryland, DoNotPay can help you avoid the last-minute rush.

How to Register to Vote in Maryland With DoNotPay

DNP can assist in streamlining the process of registering to vote in Maryland. Elections in the US often happen yearly. However, this doesn't mean you have to register to vote every year. One registration is sufficient unless you need to update your voter registration.

Below are steps to follow to register to vote in Maryland with the help of DoNotPay:

  1. Search "voter registration" on DoNotPay.

     

  2. Select whether you want to register to vote, change your voter information, cancel your registration, or verify your registration.

     

  3. Enter the state you want to register in (or are registered in) and confirm that you meet the eligibility requirements. Answer a few questions about you to help us verify your identity and complete your application.

     

  4. Provide your signature and verify that your information is correct.

     

DoNotPay eases the registration process on your behalf. In addition, DoNotPay ensures your registration is complete and up to date. Reach out to DoNotPay to register to vote in Maryland.

How Else Can DoNotPay Help?

Besides registering you for voting or updating your voting registration, DoNotPay provides additional services such as:

Sign up with DoNotPay to register to vote in Maryland online, in-person, or via mail!

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