Voter Registration

Apply to register to vote

You can apply to be a registered voter at any time. 

Your application must be postmarked by the voter registration deadline in order to vote in the next scheduled election. If you submit a voter registration application during the period that registration is closed, your application will be held at the local board of elections and processed when registration reopens.

Am I eligible to register to vote?

To register to vote, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen;
  • A Maryland resident; and
  • At least 16 years old*.

You cannot have been:

  • Convicted of buying or selling votes;
  • Under guardianship for mental disability and found by a court to be unable to communicate a desire to vote; or
  • Convicted of a felony and currently serving a court-ordered sentence of imprisonment. (Effective March 10, 2016)

*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.

Where to apply to register to vote:

You can apply to register to vote using the following methods:


 Maryland's Online Voter Registration System (OLVR)

To submit your registration electronically, you must provide a valid Maryland-issued state ID number or driver's license number. If you reside outside of the United States or are a member of the military or spouse or dependent of a member of the military, you can provide the last four digits of your US social security number. If you provide a Maryland-issued ID, the signature on file with the MVA will become your official voter registration signature. If you provide a social security number, it will be used as your official voter registration signature.​

By Mail:

1) Download the Voter Registration Application Form:

Application for Voter Registration

Solicitud de Inscripción de Votantes

2) Be sure to sign the form where appropriate before mailing it. The Voter Registration Application form cannot be processed without an ORIGINAL signature.

3) Forms can be MAILED to

State Board of Elections
P.O. Box 6486
Annapolis, MD 21401-0486


You can mail your application to your county's Board of Election office.