Maryland absentee ballot guide

Last updated May 5, 2016

Maryland absentee ballot deadlines

Maryland absentee ballot rules

Any registered Maryland voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

Maryland absentee ballot directions

  1. Use our Absentee Ballot Tool to prepare your application.
  2. Sign and date the form. This is very important!
  3. Return your completed application to your Local Election Official as soon as possible. We’ll provide the mailing address for you.
  4. All Local Election Officials will accept mailed or hand-delivered forms. If it’s close to the deadline, call and see if your Local Election Official will let you fax or email the application.
  5. Make sure your application is received by the deadline. Your application must actually arrive by this time — simply being postmarked by the deadline is insufficient.
  6. Please contact your Local Election Official if you have any further questions about the exact process.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Your job will prevent you from voting in person
  • You suffer a suddent illness or accident that prevents you from voting in person
  • An immediate member of your family passes away or suffers a serious illness
  • Your job will prevent you from voting in personYou suffer a suddent illness or accident that prevents you from voting in personAn immediate member of your family passes away or suffers a serious illnessRequests for emergency absentee ballots must be made in person at your County Board of Elections. You may designate an agent to pickup and, if necessary, return the voted ballot. If you have any questions about obtaining an emergency absentee ballot, please contact your County Board of Elections.in person
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