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2022 Gubernatorial General Election: Important Resources for MD and DC Voters

Kim Tucker
24 May, 2022
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MARYLAND VOTERS


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Request a Ballot

 

To vote by mail, you must request a mail-in ballot from the State Board of Elections or your local board. Your request for a mail-in ballot for the Gubernatorial General Election must be received by November 1, 2022.

Mail-in ballots must be postmarked or placed in a designated ballot drop box (en español) by 8 pm on November 8, 2022 for the Gubernatorial General Election.

Mail-in Ballot Canvass Locations (PDF) - New

To vote in person, Marylanders can vote during early voting or on election day:

• Early voting will be held for 8 days and begin on Thursday, October 27, 2022 through Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 7 am until 8 pm for the Gubernatorial General Election. You can vote early at any early voting center in the county you live in.

• The Gubernatorial General Election Day is November 8, 2022. To vote in person on election days, vote at your assigned polling place.

Below you will find information on:

 

Register to Vote

To vote in the 2022 Election, you must be registered to vote. To learn more about who can register to vote, click here.

The deadline to register to vote or update your voter registration information is October 18, 2022 for the Gubernatorial General Election. To register to vote or to check your registration status, click here. Your voter registration must be up to date with your current address. To update your voter registration, click here.

You may also register to vote or update your voter registration information in person during early voting or on election day. If you update your address on election day, you will be asked to complete a provisional ballot. An election judge will assist you with this process.

Request a Mail-In Ballot

The deadline for us to receive your request for a ballot using our online system or by mail is November 1, 2022 for the Gubernatorial General Election. If this deadline has passed and you would like to vote a mail-in ballot, please go to your local board of elections. You can pick up your ballot there and either vote and return it then or take your ballot with you and return it by mail or at a ballot drop box.

Once your application is submitted, you can check the status of your application here.

Vote by Mail (Mail-in Ballot)

Maryland voters who have requested a mail-in ballot for the Gubernatorial General Election can expect to receive their ballot beginning at the end of September.
 
If you chose to receive your ballot by email, you will receive an email with a link that will allow you to print and mail your ballot.

Marylandelections.us and maryland.gov are domain names that belong to the Maryland State Board of Elections. The email will have the prefix “absentee” and the suffix “@marylandelections.us”or “@elections.maryland.gov." For example, absentee7.sbe@elections.maryland.gov is an email we use to communicate with our voters about mail-in voting.

If you don't see your email, please check your SPAM folder and if you don't see it there, please email us and provide your full name, month and day of your birth, and the county where you are registered to vote.

If you chose to receive your mail-in ballot by U.S. Mail, simply follow the instructions with your ballot and return it in the postage-paid return envelope that accompanies your ballot.

 

Your mail-in ballot must be mailed or dropped in a ballot drop box location by 8 pm on Election Day, November 8 for the Gubernatorial General Election. If you mail your ballot, it must be postmarked on or before each election day to be counted.

Important Note: A recent change in the law requires the State Board of Elections and each local board of elections to refer to absentee ballots as "mail-in ballots" and absentee voting as "mail-in voting." Please note that this change in terminology does NOT change the process of mail-in voting.

Completing your Ballot

When filling out your ballot, remember to:  

  • Use Black Ink to Mark your Ballot
  • Sign the Return Envelope. Do Not Sign the Ballot.
  • Seal your Return Envelope
  • Send your Ballot using the Postage-Paid Return Envelope

 

 

Returning your Ballot

First Class Mail – U.S. Post Office

We are urging all Marylanders to return their ballots as soon as possible due to potential delays with the U.S. Postal Service. Your ballot comes with a postage-paid return envelope, so submitting your ballot by mail is free. Your ballot must be postmarked on or before November 8 for the Gubernatorial General Election. Putting your ballot in a mailbox on election day does not mean it is postmarked that day.

 

Ballot Drop Boxes

Marylanders can use a ballot drop box to return their mail-in ballot. A list of ballot drop boxes for the 2022 Primary Election is available here (en español). Ballot drop boxes will be open until 8 pm on November 8 for the Gubernatorial General Election.

 

Voting In Person

Vote on Election Day

Due to a recent change in the law, we now mail every voter an application for a mail-in ballot. If you prefer to vote in person, election day polling places will be open for the Gubernatorial General Election from Thursday, October 27, 2022 through Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 7 am until 8 pm, and election day polling places will be open from 7 am until 8 pm on November 8, 2022 for Election day. You may vote early at any early voting center in your jurisdiction of residence or at your assigned polling place on election day.

To make in-person voting safe, we will keep voters six feet apart and limit the number of people inside vote centers at one time. This may result in lines and wait times. The best time to vote in person is on weekends during early voting and between 10 am and 3 pm on election day.

Accessible Voting

Maryland is committed to making voting accessible to all voters. All of the early voting centers in Maryland are accessible to voters with disabilities. To learn more about voting by mail or voting in person, click here.

** Information from the Maryland Board of Elections **

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA VOTERS

 

GENERAL ELECTION

Proposed List of Vote Centers for Public Comments

Draft calendar of the 2022 General Election

List of Candidates

 

Draft calendars of the 2022 General Election

List of Candidates

** Information from the District of Columbia Board of Elections **

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