You must request a mail-in ballot for the November 2020 election.
Options for requesting your mail-in ballot:
Request your ballot online now.
- This will require a Maryland driver’s license or state ID, but you will be done in five minutes.
Download and print a ballot request form. English | Español
- Fill it out and mail it now. You will need your own envelope and stamp, but you’ll be done.
If you are an active registered voter you will be mailed a request form, so you can wait for your ballot request form to come in the mail.
- The first request forms will be mailed on approximately August 24.
- Complete the request form as soon as it comes, and return it right away.
- This request form will come with a postage-paid envelope.
- The sooner you request your ballot, the sooner it should come in the mail.
How to Complete & Return Your Mail-In Ballot
- Ballots will be mailed with instructions for marking and returning them to the Board of Elections.
- Follow the instructions carefully – you must sign an oath that accompanies the ballot. Failure to complete the return envelope correctly may result in your ballot not being counted.
Ballots must be postmarked no later than 8:00 pm November 3rd in order to be counted, but voters are encouraged to return them earlier if possible.
- The Board of Elections website includes a form where you can check to see if your ballot was received.
In addition to returning ballots by mail, voters may also choose to return their ballots using secure drop boxes.
- Dropbox locations are still being finalized as of 8/25/20. Visit https://elections.maryland.gov/elections/2020/index.html for updates.
- Website and contact information for each county’s local Board of Elections is available on the State Board of Elections website.
Protect your ballot -- Do not give your ballot to anyone who offers to collect ballots. Put it directly in the U.S. Mail or a Board of Elections drop box.