How do I vote?

1. Check your Maryland Voter Registration

This is easy to do.  Click this link and enter your name, birthdate and zip code.

If you are registered in Maryland:  Your voter record has valuable information about your party affiliation, polling locations, voting districts, etc.

If you are not registered in Maryland: You will be prompted to complete a voter registration

Please note that Maryland offers same day voter registration at in-person polling places.  There are some paper-work requirements for same day voter registration.

2. Decide How you want to vote

Maryland offers Mail-In ballots (paper and electronic), early in-person voting, and election day in-person voting.

Early Voting - In Person

  • Thursday, October 27, 2022 through Thursday, November 3, 2022 (from 7am to 8pm)
  • Howard County has 5 early voting centers - detailed address information can be found on this webpage.
    • The Bain Senior Center
    • Gary J Arthur Center
    • Meadowbrook Athletic Complex
    • North Laurel Community Center
    • Saint John Baptist Church-Community Hall

Election Day - In Person

  • Tuesday November 8, 2022 (from 7am to 8pm)
  • Your polling location can be found on your voter registration card, or you can look it up online

Mail In Ballots

  • If you want to receive your ballot by mail, your request must be received (not just mailed) by Tuesday, November 1, 2022.
  • Instructions for completing the mail-in ballots will arrive with the ballot.
  • You will need a black pen
  • You will return your completed ballot by mailing it, putting it in a designated drop box or delivering it to the Howard County Board of Elections

3.  Vote

Exercise your rights and vote!