Register to Vote

Click here to download the Maryland Voter Registration Application


Am I eligible to vote?

To register, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen;
  • Be a Maryland resident;
  • Be at least 16 years old*
  • Not have been found by a court to be incapable of voting by reason of mental disability;
  • Not have been convicted of buying or selling votes;
  • Not have been convicted of a felony, or if you have, you have completed serving 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.


Where may I apply to register to Vote?

You may complete a voter registration application in person at:

  • Your local board of elections;
  • The State Board of Elections;
  • The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene;
  • The Department of Social Services;
  • The Motor Vehicle Administration;
  • Offices on Aging;
  • The MTA Paratransit Certification Office;
  • All public institutions of higher education;
  • Recruitment offices of the U.S. Armed Forces;
  • Marriage License offices; and
  • Offices for students with disabilities at all Maryland colleges and universities.



May I apply to register to vote by mail?

Yes. You may print a voter registration application from this website or contact your local board of elections or the State Board of Elections to request an application.


How do I update my voter registration?

You must 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 other 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.