Mail-in Voting

Requesting a vote-by-mail ballot:

To request a vote-by-mail ballot you must register to vote or be a registered Maryland voter.

A registered voter may request a mail-in ballot ​by submitting a written request and returning it to ​the Board of Elections, if ​it includes:

  • the voter's name and residence address;
  • the address to which the ballot is to be mailed, if different from the residence address;
  • voter's signature

Permanent Vote By Mail List

  • If you want to receive a Vote-By-Mail ballot for all future elections, you can sign up for the permanent vote-by-mail ballot list. Please just mark on your vote-by-mail application 'I would like to receive a mail-in ballot for all future federal and state elections'.
  • Once you sign up, we will send you your vote-by-mail ballot for each future election you are eligible to vote in, and you won't need to resubmit a request.
  • If you request a vote-by-mail ballot for one or all future elections, but later change your mind and want to vote in person, you will have to vote a provisional ballot at your polling place.
  • If you request a vote-by-mail ballot for one or all future elections, and you later move or change your mailing address or contact information, you will need to update that information at the following link Voter Registration Update or contact your local board of elections to update your records.
  • If you decide you want to vote in person instead of receiving a vote-by-mail ballot you will need to  contact your local board of elections.
     

Deadlines to receive a request for a vote-by-mail ballot:

2022 Primary Gubernatorial Election
Deadline for a registered voter to request a mailed or faxed vote-by-mail ballot Tuesday, July 12, 2022 8:00 PM (by mail) or
11:59 PM (email/fax/online)
Deadline for a registered voter to request a vote-by-mail ballot delivered via internet Friday, July 15, 2022 5:00 PM (by mail) or
11:59 PM (email/fax/online)
Deadline for a registered voter or voter's agent to request a mail-in ballot in person at a local board Tuesday, July 19, 2022 8:00 PM
2022 General Gubernatorial Election
Deadline for a registered voter to request a mailed or faxed vote-by-mail ballot Tuesday, November 1, 2022 8:00 PM (by mail) or
11:59 PM (email/fax/online)
Deadline for a registered voter to request an electronic vote-by-mail ballot Friday, November 4, 2022 5:00 PM (by mail) or
11:59 PM (email/fax/online)
Deadline for a registered voter or voter's agent to request a vote-by-mail ballot in person at a local board Tuesday, November 8, 2022 8:00 PM

Using your vote-by-mail ballot

If you requested a ballot, please vote as soon as possible using that ballot. Postage is prepaid, so you can return it by mail, or you can deposit it to any election drop box.   Do not wait until Election Day.

If you change your mind and decide to vote in person during Early Voting or on Election Day, you will need to vote a provisional ballot.  Provisional ballots will not be counted until after Election Day, after we make sure you did not already vote.

Vote By Mail voting:

Vote-by-mail ballots for the  2022 Primary Gubernatorial Election must be mailed or deposited to any election drop box by  8 PM Tuesday, July 19, 2022.

Vote-by-mail ballots for the  2022 General Gubernatorial Election must be mailed or deposited to any election drop box by  8 PM Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

If you mail your ballot, it must be postmarked no later than  8:00 PM on the above dates to be counted for the respective election.

To vote by mail, you must have already requested a ballot.

More information

See more about Mail-in Voting from the Maryland State Board of Elections