Before each state-wide election, LWVMD publishes a Voters' Guide that provides information on candidates for every office in every county in Maryland.
We do not endorse or rate candidates, but ask questions related to the office they are seeking and publish their responses word-for-word so you can make your own decisions.
A Voters' Guide will be published for each county in Maryland before
the Presidential Primary Election -- APRIL 28, 2020
the 2020 Presidential General Election -- NOVEMBER 3, 2020
*Print Guides will also be available at Local Libraries throughout the State - check with yours.*
- Phone number entries are optional
- County Selection Is Only Required if You Are Requesting a Print Guide
- Complete Mailing Address required to receive a print guide
Election day is finally here!
Here are some important answers to questions you may have about voting November 6, 2018:
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When can I Vote?
Election Day is November 6th, and the polls will be open from 7 am to 8 pm.
*Remember, if you are inside your polling place when the polls close, you are entitled to vote. Md. Elec. Law § 10-301.
Where do I Vote?
You can find your polling location by entering your street address at the State Board of Elections Site
How do I get there?
If YOU are driving to the polls, don't forget to check with your neighbors and friends to see if they need a lift!
Do I need an ID to Vote?
Only in rare cases.
Usually, you will not be asked to show ID if your name is on the list of registered voters. However, you will be asked to show ID if:
You registered by mail and have not previously met the identification requirements.
Someone in the polling place challenges your identity.
You are registering to vote during early voting or changing your address during early voting.
Still have Questions?
Visit the State Board of Elections Rumor Control site to find the truth about any rumors you've heard going around.
AND if you have questions or experience problems at the polls, call this Election Day Hotline for help: 866-OUR-VOTE. It’s also available in Spanish at 866-VE-Y-VOTA, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali at 888-API-VOTE, and in Arabic at 844-YALLA-US.
Don't Forget - if you still need information on your candidates or ballot issues, you can find that information in
We need you to Make Democracy Work, so make sure you get to the polls and Make Your Voice Heard!
Our educational arm, which informs citizens on how, where, and when to vote, began in 1920 when women won the vote and needed to be prepared to use it!
We've been working hard ever since to perfect and update the process as the times and the systems change. Our goal is to reach every eligible voter, and ensure that they are informed and registered to use their power of the VOTE.
A few of our main educational activities include:
Collecting and providing unbiased, fact-based information on issues.
Producing and distributing pamphlets, brochures, and online information, to give citizens a variety of useful information about impending legislation and how to reach their representatives and learn of community resources available to them. We share our information in print and electronic forms to ensure access of information to all.
Conducting or co-sponsoring forums and community meetings on important local and state-wide issues to ensure an informed citizenry and electorate.
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