Election Day

In this file photo, a voter displays her “I Voted” sticker after filling out her ballot.

Places To Go Voter registration applications are available throughout Maryland at the following locations: Local boards of elections Motor Vehicle Administration offices State Department of Health offices Local Department of Social Services offices Offices on Aging Recruitment offices of the U.S. Armed Forces Public institutions of higher education Post offices Public libraries State Board of Elections

EASTON — Maryland’s 2020 Presidential Primary Election will be held Tuesday, April 28. The deadline to register to vote, change party affiliation, update an address and request a polling place reassignment is 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 7.

To vote in the primary election, Maryland residents who are eligible to vote but are not yet registered — including 17-year-olds who will be 18 years old on or before the Nov. 3 general election — should register by April 7.

This is the same deadline to submit a request to vote at a handicap-accessible polling location.

Those with a Maryland driver’s license or MVA-issued ID may register to vote, change their address or change their party affiliation online at voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/OnlineVoterRegis tration

Voters and members of the military, their spouses and dependents who are overseas and who do not have a Maryland driver’s license or MVA-issued ID, also may register or change their address or party affiliation online using different identifying information.

Paper voter registration applications must be hand-delivered or mailed to your local county board of elections. A hand-delivered application must be received by the board of elections by 5 p.m. April 7, and a mailed application must be postmarked by April 7. Voters who want to update their address can do so at their local early voting center during the early voting period from April 16 to 23.

You may call 1-800-222-8683 to request an application by mail, or download and print a voter registration application at elections.maryland.gov/voter_registration/application.html

Voters can call 1-800-222-8683 to request a form by mail to be reassigned to an accessible polling place. On receipt of a timely request, your county board of elections will review the request and determine whether there is an accessible polling place with the same ballot as the voter’s home precinct and notify the voter of the status of his or her request.

To verify voter registration status or to find out if an assigned polling place is accessible, voters may visit voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/VoterSearch.

Voters may vote by absentee ballot; visit their local early voting center during early voting, which takes place April 16 to 23; or they can go to their polling place on election day.

Individuals who miss the April 7 deadline to register will have the opportunity to register to vote at an early voting center during early voting or at their polling place on election day. To register to vote on election day, individuals need to go to their assigned polling place where they live and bring a document that proves where they live. This can be an MVA-issued license, ID card or change of address card, paycheck, bank statement, utility bill or other government document that includes the voter’s name and address.

Voters can find their polling place online at voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/PollingPlaceSearch

For more information, voters may contact the Talbot County Board of Election at 410-770-8099 or the State Board of Elections at 1-800-222-VOTE (8683) or visit elections.maryland.gov.

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