Absentee voting in Maryland, also called “mail-in voting” or “by-mail voting”, is casting your vote by mail-in ballot before the day of the Election. All states will mail a ballot to you if specific criteria are met, but some states have much stricter rules to meet these conditions. The voter may return the ballot in person or by mail. With uncertainties and unknowns around USPS delivery of your "mail-in" ballot during Covid-19, you may want to check for ballot drop-off boxes in your area as an alternative way to deliver your absentee ballot.
Any registered voter may vote by mail-in ballot. You don't need a reason to vote by mail-in ballot. It's another way to vote if you don't want to or can't go to an early voting center or your polling place.
Early In-person Voting
Early voting in Maryland allows you to cast your vote in person before the day of the Election at specific polling locations that may differ from the Election Day locations. Voting early in person allows you to cast your vote while the number of people waiting to vote is much smaller than Election Day. Please follow the recommended CDC Covid-19 safety guidelines.
You can vote in person during early voting. Early voting will be held from Monday, October 26, 2020 through Monday, November 2, 2020. Early voting centers will be open from 7 am to 8 pm.
Any person that is registered to vote can vote during early voting. Any person that is eligible to register to vote can vote can also vote during early voting.
For the 2020 Presidential General Election, you can vote in an early voting center in the county where you live. The list of early voting centers will be posted here when finalized.
Election Day In-person Voting
If you’re voting in person in Maryland on November 3rd, 2020 follow the recommended CDC Covid-19 safety guidelines.