Voter registration


The deadline for new or renewed voter registration for the Nov. 6 general election is 9 p.m. Tuesday. People who have not changed their addresses and who have voted in an election in the past five years do not need to renew registration.

To register: Fill out a registration application at the election board in your jurisdiction or phone the election board and request one by mail. Applications also are available at most state agencies and office buildings. Applications by mail must be postmarked no later than Tuesday.

Who is eligible to register: any U.S. citizen residing in Maryland who is or will be 18 years of age by Nov. 6 and who is not disqualified by a criminal record or under guardianship for mental disability.

Change of address: A resident who changes addresses and remains in the same county, or in Baltimore, must notify the local election board. If a person moves to a new jurisdiction, he or she must re-register with the election board in that jurisdiction.

Following are telephone numbers for the local elections boards:

Baltimore: 396-5550

Anne Arundel County: 222-6611

Baltimore County: 887-5210

Carroll County: (301) 857-2080

Harford County: 879-2000 (Ext. 273-274)

Howard County: 313-2714

State Election Board, Annapolis (800) 222-VOTE

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