Next Elections

The next statewide election is in 2022. This will be a Gubernatorial election in which voters will choose candidates for the offices listed below. The Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 and the General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. The date of the Primary Election was postponed from June 28 to July 19 by the Court of Appeals on March 15 due to legal challenges to the redistricting maps.

Municipal Elections

  • The City of Rockville will hold an election in November 2023 to elect a Mayor and four Council members to four-year terms.
  • The City of Takoma Park will hold an election on November 8, 2022 (same day as the Gubernatorial Election) to elect a Mayor and all six City Council members to two-year terms.

Voters will select candidates for the following offices in the 2022 Primary and General election:

Federal offices:

Maryland offices:

Montgomery County offices:

Want to find out more about your county government? See Know Your County, April 2018

Deadlines for Registering to Vote

  • Voter registration closes 21 days before an election.
  • Voter registration will close on June 28, 2022 for the 2022 Primary Election and on October 18, 2022 for the 2022 General Election.
  • Same day registration is permitted during Early Voting and on Election Day for persons who have not already registered to vote in Maryland. Registration prior to those days is recommended.
  • See Register to Vote for more information.

Which Offices Can I Vote for in the Primary?

In a Primary Election, because Maryland uses a closed primary system, you must be a registered Republican or Democrat to vote for that party’s candidates for all offices other than non-partisan Board of Education offices. Voters registered with other political parties and unaffiliated voters can vote only for the nonpartisan Board of Education candidates unless a major party chooses to open its primary. 

In a November general election, all registered voters may vote for any candidate or ballot issue.