To register to vote, you must be:
– A U.S. citizen;
– A Maryland resident; and
– At least 16 years old*.
*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.
You cannot be under guardianship for mental disability or if you are, you have not been found by a court to be unable to communicate a desire to vote.
You cannot have been:
– Convicted of buying or selling votes;
– 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.
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.
Maryland Online Voter Registration System
You can register to vote in Maryland online. You will need to register to vote if:
You are registering to vote in federal, state, county, and municipal elections in Maryland for the first time or;
You are updating your registration to reflect a change of name, address, and/or party affiliation in Maryland.
Click this link to register to vote online.