Election 2018

2018 Gubernatorial Election Information

League of Women Voters of Howard County Voters' Guide Click Here

On November 6, Election Day, polls are open 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. At VOTE411.org you can get candidate information in the Voters’ Guide for each Maryland county. For those who need help with transportation, on November 6, Uber and Lyft are offering discounted or free rides to the polls. Go to Uber info or Lyft info.


Begins: Thursday October 25, 2018
Ends: Thursday November 1, 2018
Polls open 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM each day


Tuesday November 6, 2018
Polls open 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Find your polling location

Early Voting Centers

Early Voting locations

Ridgely's Run Community Center
All-Purpose Room
8400 Mission Rd
Jessup, MD 20794

Miller Branch Library
Meeting Rooms
9421 Frederick Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042

The Bain Center
Great Rooms 1 & 2
5470 Ruth Keeton Way
Columbia, MD 21044

Howard County Fairgrounds
The Old Bingo Hall
2210 Fairgrounds Rd
West Friendship, MD 21794

Voter Registration

Have you registered to vote? Learn all you need to know about registering for the first time or updating your registration at the Howard County Board of Elections or VOTE411.org.

For the 2018 General Election, the deadline to register to vote or update your registration is October 16, 2018.

Don't forget to update your address if you have moved since the last election:

LWVMD Video: "The Devil's in the Wrong Precinct"

Changing your address:

1) Look up what the Board of Elections {BOE] has as my address at https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/VoterSearch
If it's right, stop. This is the same database that all polling locations in the state use.

2) If it's wrong, how to fix it depends on the current date.

a) If the current date is October 15 or before, change it at https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/OnlineVoterRegistration/InstructionsStep1

b) If the current date is October 16-24, you will have to wait until October 25. If you think you already changed it, do Step 1) again.

c) If the current date is between October 25 and Nov 1, go to an early voting center in the county where you live and bring a document that proves where you live. This document can be your MVA-issued license, ID card, or change of address card, or your paycheck, bank statement, utility bill, or other government document with your name and new address. They are open 10am - 8pm; the four locations in Howard County are listed at https://elections.maryland.gov/voting/documents/2018_Early_Voting_Centers_web.pdf

Howard County Board of Elections

Keep up with the Board of Elections Voter Information page on their site .


VOTE411.org provides the election information you need. Are you ready to vote in November?

Demonstration of VOTE411 to get information about candidates: video 

The LWVMD Voters' Guide page now has pdf versions of local Voters' Guides for all of Maryland's counties.

The League of Women Voters is here to help. With VOTE411.org, voters in DC, Maryland, and Virginia can access important information on the upcoming November election including voting hours and locations, a guide to the candidates, and information on ballot questions.

One of the more common reasons why people don't vote is a lack of information.  The League of Women Voters online voter service, VOTE411.org, answers common questions about candidate qualifications, the ballot, polling places and administrative rules. VOTE411.org is the most complete source of information on candidates and issues. Get your personalized ballot. Enter your address and VOTE411.org will provide details on where you need to go to vote, when you voting location is open, and what will be on your ballot. Besides giving you information about candidates and issues, Know before you go!

Get Candidate Information. At VOTE411.org you'll find candidates answers to policy questions the League asked those running in national, state, and local elections in our area. You can compare candidates experience and answers to help you decide how to vote. And you can see which candidates chose not to answer the League's questions.

Learn about local and state ballot measures. VOTE411.org also provides explanations of any ballot questions you will see on election day. We provide unbiased information ballot measures on your ballot, and give the pros and cons for each issue.

VOTE411 provides information for voters to decide for themselves. The League of Women Voters  has run VOTE411.org since 2006. Over 3 million Americans will turn to VOTE411 this year to help them get ready to vote. The website is mobile-friendly, and you can also print or email your choices to make voting a smart, smooth process.

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