Next Elections

The General Election is scheduled for November 3, 2020. Early Voting is scheduled for October 26-November 2, 2020.

On July 8, 2020, Governor Hogan announced that the General Election will take place as scheduled on November 3, 2020, with early voting centers and all polling locations open. In addition, his letter to the State Board of Elections said that every voter will be sent an absentee ballot request application to facilitate voting by mail. Early voting, absentee voting by mail, and voting at off-peak times are encouraged in order to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Further details will be available from the Board of Elections once they are determined.

This is a Presidential election in which voters will select candidates for the following offices:

Federal offices:

  • President of the United States
  • U. S. Congressional Representatives
  • Note: Neither U.S. Senator from Maryland’s six-year term expires in 2020. The next election of U.S. Senator from Maryland will be in 2022.

Maryland offices:

  • Judge of the Sixth Circuit Court

Montgomery County offices:

  • Montgomery County Board of Education

Deadlines for Registering to Vote

  • Wednesday, October 13, 2020 at 9:00 pm is the deadline to be registered online or by mail for the General Election.

To make the voting process quicker, the Board of Elections encourages you to register to vote by October 13, the close of voter registration. If you cannot register by this date, see Same Day Registration on Election Day below. Check your registration status.

New for 2020 - Same Day Registration on Election Day


If you have not registered to vote in Maryland by October 13, you may register for the first time, declare a party affiliation, and vote the same day in Montgomery County on General Election Day, November 3, 2020 and during early voting, October 22-November 2, 2020. You must bring a document that proves where you live such as a Maryland driver’s license, identification card, learner’s permit, or other proof of residency.

Which Offices Can I Vote for in the Primary?


In the November 3 general election, all registered voters may vote for any candidate or ballot issue. 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.