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Absentee Ballot Information

The deadline depends on how you want to receive your blank ballot.

For the 2014 Primary Election, your request must be received (not just mailed) by:

  • Tuesday, June 17, 2014, if you want to receive your ballot by mail or fax
  • Friday, June 20, 2014, if you want to download your ballot from the State’s website

For the 2014 General Election, your request must be received (not just mailed) by:

  • Tuesday, October 28, 2014, if you want to receive your ballot by mail or fax
  • Friday, October 31, 2014, if you want to download your ballot from the State’s website

If you hand deliver your request and the ballots are ready, you can pick up your absentee ballot. You may take your absentee ballot with you and return it by mail or you can vote it at the local board office and give it to an election official.

If you miss the deadline but still want to vote by absentee ballot, you or your agent must apply in person at your local board of elections.

Under the federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, military voters and voters who live outside the U.S. can vote by absentee ballot. If you are a military voter or live outside of the U.S., visit www.elections.maryland.gov/overseas_voters/index.html to learn more about absentee voting

Note: Maryland does not have a permanent absentee list. If you wish to vote by absentee ballot, you must apply for an absentee ballot each primary and general election cycle.

For more information about Absentee voting, visit: “Absentee Voting: Information and Instructions for the 2014 Gubernatorial Elections” (www.elections.state.md.us/voting/absentee.html)