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Federal law requires the MVA to provide its customers the opportunity to apply to register to vote, or update voting information, during a driver's license or photo identification (ID) card transaction.
Prior to your driver’s license or identification card transaction you will be given an "Applying to Register to Vote at MVA" flyer at the information counter. This flyer will instruct you on what to expect during the motor voter transaction. MVA customers will then answer the voter application questions through a computerized touch screen and their driver’s licenses or identification card signatures will be used to certify the application for voter registration. This information is then transmitted electronically to the State Board of Elections on a nightly basis. This process is paperless.
Voter Registration Eligibility
Deadline to apply to register to vote before General - October 16, 2018
General Election Day - November 6, 2018
You may also visit the State Board of Elections website to download an application at www.elections.maryland.gov or call 1-800-222-VOTE (8683) to request an application be mailed to you.
If you are currently registered to vote in MD, you must also update your voter registration information to ensure your address remains current with your County Board of Elections. This may be done when:
You may also visit the State Board of Elections website to download an application to update your address at www.elections.state.md.us or call 1-800-222-VOTE (8683) to request an application be mailed to you.
Again, if you do not receive your voter's card within 3 weeks and wish to ensure that you are registered to vote, you should contact your County Board of Elections to confirm receipt and processing of your application.
Please note: Voter registration is voluntary and that neither registering nor declining to apply to register to vote will in anyway affect the availability of services or benefits.
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