Voter registration

Check your registration

Register to vote

Information for Maryland

Voter requirements

A U.S. citizen;

A Maryland resident; and

At least 18 years old*.

You cannot have been:

Convicted of buying or selling votes;

Under guardianship for mental disability and found by a court to be unable to communicate a desire to vote; or

Convicted of a felony and currently serving a court-ordered sentence of imprisonment.

*You may register to vote if you are at least 16 years old but cannot vote unless you will be 18 by the next General Election

Vote by mail

Find your polling place

ID requirements

You are not required to show ID to vote in Maryland (*unless you are a first time voter who did not show ID when you registered).

If you are a first time voter who is required to show ID when voting, the following are approved forms of ID:

A copy of a current and valid photo ID (i.e., Maryland driver’s license, MVA ID card, student, employee, or military ID card,

U.S. passport, or any other State or federal government-issued ID card);

Or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows your name and address. Dated within 3 months of the election.


Overseas and military voting

Voting as a student

Voting as a person with disabilities

Your Federal Voting Rights

As a Voter with a Disability, you have the right to:

Vote privately and independently
Have an accessible polling place with voting machines for voters with disabilities
You may either:

1. Seek assistance from workers at the polling place who have been trained to use the accessible voting machine, or

2. Bring someone to help you vote

You may request your local election officials to tell you about any voting aids, voting assistance, and absentee ballot procedures that are available.

Ensure your right to accessible elections!

For more information, contact the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

By phone at 866-747-1471
By email at

Voting rights card PDF

Voting with past convictions