The schedules for Maryland’s spring elections have been changed due to a redistricting case before the Maryland Courts. For ongoing information about both elections, please see the Maryland State Board of Elections website.

Any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot. It's a good way to vote if you prefer not to go to an early voting center or to your polling place. Information on absentee ballots is given below. For additional  facts on this process, please see the Q&A section on absentee ballots on the Board of Elections’ website. 


Gubernatorial Primary Election

Election Day:   Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Early Voting:  Thursday, July 7 through Thursday, July 14, 2022

Deadlines for Voter Registration:

By Mail:            Tuesday, June 28, 2022

In-Person:        Tuesday,  June 28, 2022 (plus same-day registration at the polls on July 19)

Online:              Tuesday, June 7, 2022


Deadlines for Mail-in Voting (Absentee Ballots):

Requests by mail for absentee ballots:  Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Electronic requests for absentee ballots: 5pm, Friday, June 24, 2022

Return postmark on voted ballots:          Tuesday, July 198, 2022 by 8:00 p.m. (Mail-In ballots can also be placed in ballot drop-off boxes on election day.)


More on Absentee Ballots

Absentee ballots may be requested as follows:

  • Request one online (requires Maryland driver’s license or MVA-issued ID card).
  • Download and print an application if you do not have one of the above IDs. 
  • Go to your local Board of Elections if you don’t have a cell phone or computer access (when it is again safe to do so).

After you receive your absentee ballot:

  • Read the directions carefully.
  • Complete your ballot and place it in the return envelope.
  • Sign the oath on the envelope.
  • Depending on when they are received, ballots without signatures may not be able to be counted.
  • Return your ballot.

Options for returning your absentee ballot:

  • Mail your voted ballot to the address that comes with it. Ballots must be postmarked by June 2.
  • Deliver your voted ballot by hand to your local Board of Elections by 8 pm on Election Day.
  • Take your voted ballot to an early voting center or to the polls by the time the polls close on Election Day.

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