2022 Gubernatorial Elections - Voter Resources
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This website offers a step-by-step guide for Marylanders who want to participate in the gubernatorial elections.
To vote by mail, you must request a mail-in ballot from the State Board of Elections or your local board. Your request for a mail-in ballot for the Gubernatorial General Election must be received by November 1, 2022.
Mail-in ballots must be postmarked or placed in a designated ballot drop box by 8 pm on November 8, 2022 for the Gubernatorial General Election.
To vote in person, Marylanders can vote during early voting or on election day:
• Early voting will be held for 8 days and begin on Thursday, October 27, 2022 through Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 7 am until 8 pm for the Gubernatorial General Election. You can vote early at any early voting center in the county you live in.
• The Gubernatorial General Election Day is November 8, 2022. To vote in person on election days, vote at your assigned polling place.
Below you will find information on:
- Register to Vote Register to Vote (deadline is October 18, 2022 for the Gubernatorial General Election)
- Request a Mail-in Ballot (must be received by November 1, 2022 for the Gubernatorial General Election)
- Vote by Mail (Mail-in Ballot)
- Vote on Election Day (Gubernatorial General Election Day is November 8, 2022.)
- Accessible Voting
Register to Vote
To vote in the 2022 Election, you must be registered to vote. To learn more about who can register to vote, click here.
The deadline to register to vote or update your voter registration information is October 18, 2022 for the Gubernatorial General Election. To register to vote or to check your registration status, click here. Your voter registration must be up to date with your current address. To update your voter registration, click here.
You may also register to vote or update your voter registration information in person during early voting or on election day. If you update your address on election day, you will be asked to complete a provisional ballot. An election judge will assist you with this process.
Request a Mail-In Ballot
The deadline for us to receive your request for a ballot using our online system or by mail is November 1, 2022 for the Gubernatorial General Election. If this deadline has passed and you would like to vote a mail-in ballot, please go to your local board of elections. You can pick up your ballot there and either vote and return it then or take your ballot with you and return it by mail or at a ballot drop box.
Once your application is submitted, you can check the status of your application here.
Maryland voters who have requested a mail-in ballot for the Gubernatorial General Election can expect to receive their ballot beginning at the end of September.
If you chose to receive your ballot by email, you will receive an email with a link that will allow you to print and mail your ballot.
Marylandelections.us and maryland.gov are domain names that belong to the Maryland State Board of Elections. The email will have the prefix “absentee” and the suffix “@marylandelections.us”or “@elections.maryland.gov." For example, email@example.com is an email we use to communicate with our voters about mail-in voting.
If you don't see your email, please check your SPAM folder and if you don't see it there, please email us and provide your full name, month and day of your birth, and the county where you are registered to vote.If you chose to receive your mail-in ballot by U.S. Mail, simply follow the instructions with your ballot and return it in the postage-paid return envelope that accompanies your ballot.
Your mail-in ballot must be mailed or dropped in a ballot drop box location by 8 pm on Election Day, November 8 for the Gubernatorial General Election. If you mail your ballot, it must be postmarked on or before each election day to be counted.
Important Note: A recent change in the law requires the State Board of Elections and each local board of elections to refer to absentee ballots as "mail-in ballots" and absentee voting as "mail-in voting." Please note that this change in terminology does NOT change the process of mail-in voting.
Completing your Ballot
When filling out your ballot, remember to:
- Use Black Ink to Mark your Ballot
- Sign the Return Envelope. Do Not Sign the Ballot.
- Seal your Return Envelope
- Send your Ballot using the Postage-Paid Return Envelope
Returning your Ballot
First Class Mail – U.S. Post OfficeWe are urging all Marylanders to return their ballots as soon as possible due to potential delays with the U.S. Postal Service. Your ballot comes with a postage-paid return envelope, so submitting your ballot by mail is free. Your ballot must be postmarked on or before November 8 for the Gubernatorial General Election. Putting your ballot in a mailbox on election day does not mean it is postmarked that day.
Ballot Drop Boxes
Marylanders can use a ballot drop box to return their mail-in ballot. A list of ballot drop boxes for the 2022 General Election will be posted here when it's available. Ballot drop boxes will be open until 8pm on November 8 for the Gubernatorial General Election.
Vote on Election Day
Due to a recent change in the law, we now mail every voter an application for a mail-in ballot. If you prefer to vote in person, for the Gubernatorial General Election, early voting centers will be open from Thursday, October 27, 2022 through Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 7 am until 8 pm, and election day polling places will be open from 7 am until 8 pm on November 8, 2022 for election day. You may vote early at any early voting center in your jurisdiction of residence or at your assigned polling place on election day.
To make in-person voting safe, we will keep voters six feet apart and limit the number of people inside vote centers at one time. This may result in lines and wait times. The best time to vote in person is on weekends during early voting and between 10 am and 3 pm on election day.
Maryland is committed to making voting accessible to all voters. All of the early voting centers in Maryland are accessible to voters with disabilities. To learn more about voting by mail or voting in person, click here.
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We are required to provide public notice of certain changes to deadlines and timelines required by State Law. This is required by the Governor’s June 19, 2020 Order Extending Certain Licenses, Permits, Registrations, and Other Governmental Authorizations, and Authorizing Suspension of Legal Time Requirements. The public notices below discuss the suspensions and new deadlines and timelines.
Extended Deadline to File for Candidacy for the 2022 Gubernatorial Primary Election (PDF) - Approved Feburary 11,2022
Court of Appeals of Maryland issues Order moving Primary Election to July 19 - March 15, 2022
General Election Ballot Questions
There are five Constitutional Amendments that will appear statewide on the November 8, 2022 general election ballots. There is one local referendum, passed by the General Assembly, that will appear on the ballots in Montgomery county. The Secretary of State is responsible for preparing and certifying the statewide ballot question language. Additionally, local ballot questions may appear in certain counties. A non techinical summary of the statewide questions is provided by the Deparment of Legislative Services.
2022 Election Calendar (PDF) - Updated August 1, 2022
2022 Gubernatorial Primary Election Communications Toolkit
Help us communicate important election dates and deadlines with Maryland voters! Download our #MDvotes 2022 Communications Toolkit and its images here:Toolkit (PDF)
Primary Election Candidates
2022 Gubernatorial Primary Election Candidate Listing - Updated hourly
Polling Place and Precinct Reports
- Polling Places with Districts by County (PDF)
- Number of Precincts by County (PDF)
- Number of Precincts by Congressional District (PDF)
- Number of Precincts by Legislative District (PDF)
- State Precinct Reference with Polling Places and Districts (Excel)
2022 Primary Election Proofing Ballots (Posted 5.17.2022)
The State Board of Elections certified the content and arrangement of the primary election ballots (PDF) on May 17, 2022 pursuant to EL § 9-207(a)(2). The certified ballots are below.