Beat the Rush Baltimore: Vote by Mail-in Ballot


On July 8, Governor Hogan declared that all voters need to request a mail-in ballot if they plan to vote by mail in the upcoming election. This is a big departure from the Primary Election, when all active voters were automatically mailed a ballot.

You can beat the rush by requesting your mail-in ballot now. It takes five minutes! (We timed it.)

Request your ballot now

Don’t have a state issued ID? Use this form and submit it by mail or email.

¿Hablas español? Use the Spanish language form.

A couple things to keep in mind:

  • If you request a mail-in ballot, you must use it. You will be given a provisional ballot if you change your mind and vote in person.
  • Request a ballot early. Local Boards of Elections have already said that they are worried about being able to process ballot requests submitted close to the election. Get ahead of the game and get your request in early.
  • Ask for a paper ballot. Ballots that have been printed at home will need to be copied by hand, which slows down how long it takes to count votes. Opt for mail delivery unless you plan on using assistive technology to mark your internet delivery ballot.