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Maryland General Election

Are you a Maryland voter?

The 2020 general election is on November 3, 2020.

Register to vote in Maryland at umd.turbovote.org or at the Online Voter Registration System. You can use TurboVote or the MD voter lookup to check if you’re registered to vote already, too.

Once you’ve confirmed that you’re registered, both websites will ask if you’d like to vote by mail. Voting by mail is a safe and secure way to vote in elections. For more information about mail-in voting security, check this out.

If you choose to vote by mail, you can choose to either have your ballot mailed to you or to have it emailed to you. If you choose to have it emailed to you, you will need to secure a stamp and envelope to return your ballot once you’ve filled it out. 

You can return your ballot in MD through any of these methods:

  1. Mail your ballot inside the accompanying envelope from your local post office or mailbox by Election Day
  2. Drop your ballot off in a drop box provided by your county board of elections. You may only drop your ballot off in a drop box in the county in which you’re registered to vote. For example, if you’re registered to vote in Montgomery County, do not drop your ballot off in a drop box near campus, you must drop it off at a drop box in Montgomery County. A list of drop boxes will be posted here when they become available.
  3. Return your ballot to an in-person polling place during early voting or on Election Day.

If you choose to vote in-person, you can vote early or on Election Day at any voting center in the county in which you’re registered to vote. Early voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. from October 16 - November 2. The full list of early voting centers and Election Day vote centers will be posted here when they’re available.

If you are registered to vote in Prince George’s County, you may vote in-person before or on Election Day at the Xfinity Center on UMD’s campus. All vote centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. during early voting and on Election Day.

To view a sample ballot, go to this page and select the county you’re registered to vote in. You can look up the candidates on your ballot for more information on their ideas and platform at https://www.ballotready.org/

Please visit our FAQ page for more information.