Register to Vote

To register to vote, you must be:

  • a U.S. citizen;
  • a Maryland resident; and
  • at least 16 years old*.

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

Certain U.S. citizens who live overseas or are in the military are eligible to register and vote in Maryland. If you are an overseas, military personnel, or a military personnel’s dependent, you may register to vote in Maryland if your current or last U.S. residence was in Maryland.

If you have been convicted of a felony, you are eligible to register to vote once you have completed the court-ordered sentence of imprisonment, including any term of parole or probation for the conviction. For the purposes of eligibility to register to vote, convictions include federal, state and out-of-state convictions. You will not be eligible to vote if you have been convicted of buying or selling votes.

You should contact the Division of Parole and Probation within the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services or a comparable agency in the state in which you were convicted to confirm that you have completed the court-ordered sentence.

You cannot register if you have been:

  • convicted of buying or selling votes;
  • found by a court to be incapable of voting by reason of mental disability; or
  • convicted of a felony or if you have, you have completed a court-ordered sentence of imprisonment, including any term of parole or probation for the conviction.

You may register to vote now online using Maryland's Online Voter Registration System (OLVR) or you may print an application from our website or contact your local board of elections or the State Board of Elections to request an application. If you are an overseas citizen, military personnel, or dependent of military personnel, you may also register using the Federal Post Card Application available at www.fvap.gov.

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