Maryland residents can make use of early voting in the Nov. 8 midterm elections from Oct. 27 through Nov. 3. This includes individuals who are eligible to vote but have not yet registered, and those who have a felony conviction and are not incarcerated (those who are incarcerated in pre-trial detention or convicted of a misdemeanor are also eligible).
Maryland offers 89 voting centers statewide, open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., including weekends.
“In a strong and healthy democracy, every voter’s voice is heard, and every voice counts equally,” said Joanne Antoine, executive director of Common Cause Maryland. “Early voting improves access for all hardworking voters, especially for our first responders, nurses and teachers who can’t always make it to the polls on Election Day. We want to encourage everyone to vote early and all the way down the ballot so we all have a say in what happens in our communities.”
To register and cast a ballot during the early voting period, Marylanders can go to any voting center in the county where they live and bring a document that proves residency in that county. That includes: MVA-issues license; ID card; change of address card; paycheck; bank statement; utility bill; or other government-issued document with the eligible voter’s name and new address.
Maryland is one of 46 states to offer early in-person voting as an option, one of 23 states to make early voting available on the weekend and one of six states to offer early voting on Sundays.
For a list of early voting locations by county, see: https://elections.maryland.gov/elections/2022/2022_Early%20Voting_Centers.pdf.
To learn more about early voting in Maryland, see: https://elections.maryland.gov/voting/early_voting.html.