Register to Vote

You must register to vote. You may register to vote in Baltimore City if you are a U.S. citizen and you reside in Baltimore City. You may register when you turn 16 years old and can vote in the general election and the primary election preceding it if you will be 18 years old by the date of the general election. The Maryland State Board of Elections manages our elections and implements changes in the law. There is another opportunity for the legislature to change the law before the 2022 elections. Members are appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate of Maryland. Contact the Board for updated election and voter registration information (410 269-2840). That office will have the dates for the close
of registration and for early voting as well as any changes in the administration of the next election.

For voter registration applications, and to see the list of State agencies where you can fill out your application, go online to
( You can pick up applications in person at all post offices, MVA offices, and at the Baltimore City Board of Elections at 417 E.Fayette Street. If you have a valid Maryland-issued State ID number or driver’s license number, you may register to vote online.

You may register to vote in Baltimore City at an early voting center during early voting and at any election day voting center on election day. You can then vote in that election. We encourage you to register early to avoid lines during early voting or on election day. After you register, you will be mailed a Voter Notification Card which will show your precinct number and polling place. You may check your registration at Any registered voter may vote by mail-in ballot by the date set for that election by the State Board of Elections. To request a mail-in ballot you must first complete a mail-in ballot application, which can be completed online or downloaded from the State Board of Elections website:

If mail delivery of a printed ballot would not be practical for you, you may also request delivery of your ballot via the internet from the State Board of Election website. Note, however, that a ballot delivered via the internet cannot be scanned directly, but must be hand-copied onto a standard ballot for scanning. Up to date election information and mail-in ballots are also available at the Baltimore City Board of Elections, 417 E. Fayette Street, Room #129, Baltimore, Maryland, or by calling (410-396-5550), writing, or going in person. Your request for a mail-in ballot must be received at the Board of Elections no later than seven days before an election. After
that, you must complete an application at the Board of Elections.

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