Next Elections

The next statewide election is in 2018. The Primary Election will be held on June 26, 2018 and the General Election on November 6, 2018. This is a Gubernatorial election in which voters will vote for candidates for the following offices:

Federal offices:
  • U. S. Senator and Representatives
Maryland offices:
  • Maryland Governor & Lieutenant. Governor
  • Maryland Attorney General and Comptroller
  • Maryland State Senators and Delegates
  • Maryland Sixth Circuit Court Judges
Montgomery County offices:
  • Montgomery County Executive and Councilmembers
  • Montgomery County Board of Education
  • State's Attorney; Clerk of the Court; Register of Wills; Sheriff
  • Democratic and Republican Central Committee Members

For a list of candidates who will be on your ballot, use the Voter Lookup tool on the Maryland State Board of Elections website. Want to find out more about your county government? See Know Your County, April 2018.

Deadline for Registering to Vote

You must be registered to vote three weeks before the election in order to vote. You must register for the first time or make changes to your name, address or political party affiliation
by Tuesday, June 5, 2018 for the Primary Election and
by Tuesday, October 16, 2018 for the General Election.
If qualified, you may register and vote the same day at an Early Voting Center. You can also make changes to your name or address during early voting but may not change your party affiliation. Early Voting Center are open:
For the Primary Election Thursday, June 14 - Thursday, June 21, 2018
For the General Election Thursday, October 25 - Thursday, November 1, 2018


Which Offices Can I Vote For in the Primary?

Because Maryland uses a closed primary system, you must be a registered Republican or Democrat to vote for candidates other than non-partisan Board of Education offices. Unaffiliated, Green, and Libertarian party voters can vote only for the nonpartisan Board of Education offices. In the November general election, all registered voters may vote for any candidate or ballot issue.

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