How To Vote In Maryland

MD State and DC AFL-CIO Voter Information Guide

Workers in Maryland NEED your voice. We are urging you to vote by mail. The health risks of COVID-19 and inconsistent plans by Elections Boards, creates a lot of uncertainty about which polling locations will be open on Election Day. Union members voices are important in all elections. Working people need to be loudest people in the room supporting a Presidential candidate that credits UNIONS for creating the middle class and building America.

PLAN YOUR VOTE (Voting Starts NOW)

ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE?

It is imperative that union members use their voice in all elections. If you have not yet registered to vote, or you have a member of your household who has not registered, please register to vote. You can register to vote by filing out a form at your local county Board of Election office or you can conveniently register to vote online here 

 You have FOUR ways to vote in this year’s Election:

  1. Vote by Mail now up to and on November 3, 2020
  2. Vote at a Drop Box with your Mail-in ballot
  3. Vote Early in person
  4. Vote on Election Day in person

 Vote by Mail – The best choice for union members

You must apply for a Mail-in ballot. Ballots will not be mailed automatically for this election. Fill it out immediately and mail it or drop it off at a designated Drop Box. If you request a Mail-in ballot and change your mind, deciding to vote in person, you will be given a provisional ballot at the polling location.

  • To get a ballotApply for a Mail-in ballot online 
  • To mail a ballot - Voters may return these ballots in the pre-paid envelope via USPS. Ballots must be postmarked by Election Day, November 3, 2020.
  • To track your Mail-in ballotGo to this link, fill out the required information, and on the following screen, scroll down to the section entitled “Status of my Mailed-in or Provisional Ballot” to check on the status of your Mail-in ballot

 Vote at a Drop Box with your Mail-in Ballot

After applying for a Mail-in ballot – using this link - you can  drop off your Mail-in ballot at a Ballot Return Drop Box beginning October 1, 2020 through 8pm on November 3, 2020. A list of Ballot Return Boxes will be listed by the State Board of Elections, by county, when it is finalized. Please check back on this website, regularly, for the updated list.

 Vote Early in person

From October 26, 2020 to November 2, 2020, from 7am to 8pm, everyday, you can vote at any early voting center in the county where you live. There will be 81 Early Voting Locations across the State. You must vote at an Early Voting Location within the County (or Baltimore City) where you are registered. A full list of Early Voting Locations can be found here.

 Vote on Election Day in person

On election day, approximately 315 vote centers will be open statewide, including the early voting centers. Voters can cast their vote at any vote center in their county of residence, and residents in the City of Baltimore may cast their vote at any vote center in the city. Your neighborhood polling place probably will not be open on election day, but there should be a vote center near you. A full list of Election Day Vote Centers can be downloaded here (you will need Microsoft Excel to open the file).

 IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

  • Voter Registration Deadline – October 13, 2020
  • Mail-in Ballot Request – October 20, 2020
  • Mail-in Ballot Return - must be postmarked November 3, 2020 or earlier. Do not put in the mailbox after last pickup.
  • Early Vote Period – October 26, 2020 to November 2, 2020 from 7am to 8pm everyday
  • Election Day – November 3, 2020 from 7am to 8pm