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Voter Registration

You can use Maryland's Online Voter Registration System (OLVR) or submit a voter registration application to your local board of elections or the State Board of Elections at any time. However, an application must be postmarked by the voter registration deadline in order to vote in the next scheduled election. If you submit a voter registration application during the period that registration is closed, your application will be held at the local board of elections and processed when registration reopens.

The close of voter registration is:

FAQs

Am I eligible to register to vote?

To register to vote, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen;
  • A Maryland resident; and
  • At least 16 years old*.

You cannot have been:

  • Convicted of buying or selling votes;
  • Found by a court to be incapable of voting by reason of mental disability; or
  • Convicted of a felony or if you have, you have completed a court-ordered sentence of imprisonment, including any term of parole or probation for the conviction.

*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.

Can I register to vote if I am in the military or live overseas?

Certain U.S. citizens who live overseas or are in the military are eligible to register and vote in Maryland. If you are an overseas citizen, military personnel, or dependent of military personnel, you may register to vote in Maryland if your current or last U.S. residence was in Maryland. To register, you can use the Maryland's Online Voter Registration System (OLVR) or use the Federal Post Card Application available at www.fvap.gov.

How do I update my name and address?

You can use Maryland's Online Voter Registration System (OLVR) to update your name and address or you can notify the local board of elections where you currently live if your voter registration information has changed. If you complete a change of address form at the MVA, this information will be sent to your local board of elections for processing, unless you indicate that you do not want to change your voter registration information. You can also send changes on a voter registration application or on any signed written notice.

If you do not receive a Voter Notification Card with your updated information three weeks after you submit information, you should contact the local board of elections where you now live to ensure that your records are up-to-date. You can also verify whether the local board of elections has your new information by visiting our voter service website.

What should I do if I move to another county within the State or to Baltimore City?

You can use Maryland's Online Voter Registration System (OLVR) or immediately provide your new address to the local board of elections in your new jurisdiction.

Can I register to vote if I have been convicted of a crime?

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, including any term of parole or probation for the conviction. For the purposes of eligibility to register to vote, convictions include federal, state and out-of-state convictions.

You are not eligible to vote if you have been convicted of buying or selling votes.

How can I determine if I qualify to have my voting rights restored following a felony conviction?

You should contact the Division of Parole and Probation within the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services or a comparable agency in the state in which you were convicted.