Annapolis, Maryland (October 1, 2014) – Important deadlines for the upcoming 2014 Gubernatorial General Election are approaching. The deadline to register to vote, change party affiliation, update an address and request an alternate polling place for this election is 9 p.m. on Tuesday, October 14.
To vote in the upcoming general election, Maryland residents who are eligible to vote but are not yet registered – including 17-year-olds who will be 18 years old or older on or before the General Election on November 4 – must register by 9 p.m. on Tuesday, October 14. This is also the last day for registered voters to update their address with their local board of elections or change their party affiliation.
Online Voter Registration
Baltimore County residents with a Maryland driver's license or MVA-issued ID may register to vote, change their address, or change their party affiliation online. 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 may also register or change their address or party affiliation online using different identifying information.
Paper Voter Registration Applications
Paper voter registration applications must be hand-delivered or mailed to the Baltimore County Board of Elections. A hand-delivered application must be received by the Baltimore County Board of Elections by 9 p.m. on October 14, and a mailed application must be postmarked by October 14.
Voter Registration Locations
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
- Division of Rehabilitation Services
- Public institutions of higher education
- Marriage license bureaus
- Post offices
- Public libraries
- State Board of Elections
You may also call 800-222-8683 to request an application by mail or download and print a voter registration application from theMaryland State Board of Elections.
Voters with Disabilities
Most of Maryland's polling places are accessible to voters with disabilities. An elderly voter or a voter with a disability who is assigned to an inaccessible polling place may ask to be reassigned to an accessible polling place. This request must be submitted in writing by 9 p.m. on Tuesday, October 14. The request form (PDF) is available online or by calling 800-222-8683 to request a form by mail. On receipt of a timely request, the Baltimore 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 Maryland State Board of Elections Voter Search.
Early Voting Centers
The 2014 Gubernatorial General Election is Tuesday, November 4. Starting Thursday, October 23 through and including October 30, voters may vote in person between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. at the designated early voting centers in their county of residence. Information about early voting centers and early voting in general is available online.
For more information, voters may contact the Baltimore County Board of Elections at 410-887-5700 or the State Board of Elections at 1-800-222-VOTE (8683) or visit Maryland State Board of Elections.