To vote by absentee ballot you must first fill out and return an Absentee Ballot Application. You can download an application from the Maryland State Board of Elections link below or pick one up from your County Board of Elections.
The downloadable application is a PDF file and will require Adobe Reader or equivalent to open.
You should return your completed Absentee Ballot Application to your County Board of Elections. A completed Absentee Ballot Application that is mailed must be received by 4:30 p.m. on the Tuesday before the election. A completed Absentee Ballot Application that is faxed must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the Tuesday before the election. After the deadline, a Late Application for Absentee Ballot must be completed in person at your County Board of Elections.
Under the federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, military and overseas voters can vote by absentee ballot. If you are a military or overseas voter, learn more about absentee voting.
Local Boards of Elections Information
Who may vote by absentee ballot?
As a registered voter, you may vote by absentee ballot if you are unable to go to the polls on election day because:
Anyone may vote by absentee. You need no reason to vote by absentee.
How to Vote by Absentee Ballot?
After you receive your ballot, vote the ballot and return it to your county board of elections before or by 8 p.m. on election day. A ballot received by the county board of elections will be counted provided:
R It has been received prior to the closing of the polls on election day; or
R It was mailed from a location within the United States before election day, bearing a postmark verifying that fact, and the ballot is received from the postal service by 4 p.m. on the Wednesday following election day; or
R It was mailed from a location outside the United States before election day, bearing a postmark verifying that fact, and the ballot is received from the postal service by 4 p.m. on the second Friday following Election Day or 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday after a Presidential Primary Election.
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