For Immediate Release:  May 22, 2018


Voter Registration and Party Affiliation Change Deadline Nears


Montgomery County citizens who wish to vote in the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election need to complete and submit their voter registration application no later than Tuesday, June 5, 2018, by 9:00 p.m.  Is your voter registration up to date?  Is your political party affiliation correct?  Do you wish to change your political party affiliation or make any other changes to your voter registration?   You must be registered with either the Democratic or Republican Party to vote in a political party’s primary election. The only non-partisan offices which may be elected in the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election are the School Board; any voter may vote for these offices.  Make sure you update your registration prior to June 5, 2018, so you are ready to vote.


Registering to vote requires that you are a US citizen, live in Montgomery County, Maryland, and be at least 18 years of age on or before November 6, 2018.


Visit to confirm that your registration is up to date or to download a voter registration application to mail to the Board of Elections.  You may also call

240-777-VOTE to verify your voter registration using the automated phone system or visit the office at 18753 N. Frederick Avenue, Suite 210, in Gaithersburg.  The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; on Saturday, June 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and on Tuesday, June 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Voter registration will reopen on July 9, 2018, or upon certification of the Primary Election.  Applications are also available at county libraries, regional service centers, all offices of the Montgomery County Health and Human Services, the State of Maryland Department of Motor Vehicles, and US Post Offices.


For more information on voter registration, call 240-777-VOTE, visit, the Maryland State Board of Elections’ website at, or follow the Montgomery County Board of Elections on Facebook or Twitter.


Your Time, Your Voice, Your Vote!


Media Contact:  Marjorie Roher, 240-777-8625