The LWV of Howard County will provide you with everything you need to know about prior and upcoming elections.

Do you know who your current representatives are?

Click on the "Who Represents Me" Menu option and enter your address to see a complete list of your federal, state and local representatives.

Are you registered to vote?

Click on the "Voter Registration" Menu Option to check your registration.  From here you can verify your existing registration and make changes; or you can follow the instructions to get registered.

Do you have basic questions about elections?

If so, read on to get a quick refresher.  Note that as we get closer to an election, the League of Women Voters will update our Vote411 website with complete information about the candidates and the issues.

Historical Collection

National Elections

National Elections take place every even-numbered year.

Every four years the president, vice president, one-third of the Senate, and the entire House are up for election. The next presidential election will take place in 2024.

On even-numbered years when there isn't a presidential election, one-third of the Senate and the whole House are included in the election.

Who are we voting for in a National Election?

Executive Branch – President

Legislative Branch – Congress

  • U.S. Senate
    • 2 per state
    • each Senator serves a 6-year term
  • U.S. House of Representative
    • 435 total - proportionally representing the population of the 50 states
    • each House member serves a 2-year term
    • Maryland currently has 8 house members

State Elections

Maryland holds elections in even-numbered years following the federal election cycle.

Below is an image depicting the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Branches of our State Government.  For a more detailed explanation, click on the image, and visit the "Maryland at a Glance" website.