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Name of the Organization : Maryland State Board of Elections
Type of Facility : Voter Registration & Absentee Ballot Request
Country : Maryland, USA

Website :

Voter Registration :

You can use this website to:
** Register to vote in federal, state, county, and city elections in Maryland.
** Request an absentee ballot.

Related : Motor Vehicle Administration New/Reissuance/Renewal of Identification Card :

** Update your registration if your name has changed or your address has changed. You can also update your registration if you have changed to a new political party.

Voter Registration Eligibility:
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;
** Found by a court to be incapable of voting by reason of mental disability; or
** Convicted of a felony or if you have, you have completed a court-ordered sentence of imprisonment, including any term of parole or probation for the conviction.

*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.

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Can I register to vote if I am in the military or live overseas?:
Certain U.S. citizens who live overseas or are in the military are eligible to register and vote in Maryland. If you are an overseas citizen, military personnel, or dependent of military personnel, you may register to vote in Maryland if your current or last U.S. residence was in Maryland. To register, you can use the Maryland’s Online Voter Registration System (OLVR) or use the Federal Post Card Application available at

Can I register to vote if I have been convicted of a crime?:
If you have been convicted of a felony, you are eligible to register to vote once you have completed the court-ordered sentence of imprisonment, including any term of parole or probation for the conviction. For the purposes of eligibility to register to vote, convictions include federal, state and out-of-state convictions.

You are not eligible to vote if you have been convicted of buying or selling votes.

How can I determine if I qualify to have my voting rights restored following a felony conviction?:
You should contact the Division of Parole and Probation within the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services or a comparable agency in the state in which you were convicted.

You may NOT use this website to:
** Submit a new registration for anyone else
** Update a registration for anyone else

Giving false information to get a voter registration is perjury. You can be punished by a fine of up to $1000 or imprisonment for up to 5 years, or both.

If you are a registered voter and would like to ask for a copy of your voter registration card, please visit the Voter Information Lookup service.

Verification of Registration:
If your application is complete, you are considered a registered voter. If you do not receive a Voter Notification Card three weeks after you submit an application, you should contact your local board of elections. You can also verify whether you are registered to vote by visiting our voter services website.

Registration is permanent as long as you continue to live in Maryland and keep your name and address current. You do not have to re-register when you move within the State.

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