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Annapolis, MD - During early voting, eligible Maryland residents can register to vote and registered voters can make address changes.  If all of the requirements are met, the voter can complete or update the registration, mark, and tabulate his or her ballot at the early voting center. 

To register and vote during early voting, an individual must be eligible to vote in Maryland, go to an early voting center in the county where he or she lives, and bring a document proving residency.   The documents that prove residency are a Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) issued driver’s license, ID card, or change of address card, or a paycheck, bank statement, utility bill, or other government document with individual’s name and current address.

If a voter is registered but has moved, election officials can process this change at an early voting center.  This voter must go to an early voting center in the county where he or she lives, and he or she will receive a ballot for the new address. 

There are 79 early voting centers in Maryland, and each center will be open from 10 am to 8 pm Thursday, October 25th through Thursday, November 1st (including Saturday and Sunday).  There is at least one early voting center in every county, and 12 counties have more than one center.  Centers are located at accessible facilities with adequate parking and within a convenient driving distance for most voters in the county.  A list of the early voting centers is available here.

The same day registration or address change process is only available during early voting.  It will not be available on election day.   Party or name changes cannot be processed during early voting or election day. 

Early voting for the 2018 General Election will start Thursday, October 25th and continue through Thursday, November 1st.  According to prior voting patterns, the best days to avoid delays will be Saturday, October 27th and Sunday, October 28th.  For more information about early voting, click here

Election day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018. 

For more information, voters may contact the State Board of Elections at 1-800-222-VOTE (8683) or visit elections.maryland.gov.

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