If you want to vote in Maryland's Sept. 13 Republican or Democratic primary election and are not registered, you must register by 5 p.m. Aug. 15.
To register, you must give your name, address, phone number, date of birth, place of birth and make a party affiliation choice. You may decline to affiliate or write in a party other than Democrat or Republican. But if you do not choose Democrat or Republican, you cannot vote in the primary. Maryland has a closed-party primary election, meaning that in the primary you can only vote the party -- Democrat or Republican -- that you designate as your affiliation. (If you are already registered to vote, it is too late to change your party affiliation before the primary. The deadline for doing that was June 20.)
A voter registration form is signed under oath that you are a U.S. citizen and have not been convicted of two or more infamous crimes. You must be 18 by Nov. 8 in order to register to vote in the primary or general election. The general election is Nov. 8.
If you have moved to a jurisdiction from another county or state since the last election, you must register again in person or by mail, following the instructions above. If you have moved but still live within the same jurisdiction, you may register your new address by filling in the back of your voter registration card, signing it and sending it to the Board of Elections by Aug. 15.
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY
Where to register: At the Anne Arundel County Board of Election Supervisors in Glen Burnie or at the State Administrative Board of Election Laws in Annapolis.
Where voter registration forms can be obtained: At banks, libraries and post offices or by telephoning the election office at 222-6600.
Where to mail registration forms: P.O. Box 490, Glen Burnie 21060-0490.
Where to register: By mail or in person at the Charles L. Benton Building, Room 129, 417 E. Fayette St., Baltimore 21202-3432.
Where voter registration forms can be obtained: Post offices, libraries, Motor Vehicle Administration offices, booths at carnivals, Charles L. Benton Building, Room 129.
Where to register: Baltimore County Board of Supervisors of Elections, 3001 Hiss Ave., Parkville.
Where voter registration forms can be obtained: Board of Supervisors of Elections, libraries, post offices, any county or state office building.
Where to mail registration forms: Baltimore County Board of Supervisors of Elections, 3001 Hiss Ave., Baltimore 21234.
Where you can register: By mail or in person at the Carroll County Board of Elections, Suite 207, 225 N. Center St., Westminster 21157. Registration forms also may be obtained by calling 857-2080 or 857-2081.
Where voter registration forms can be obtained: Post offices, libraries, Motor Vehicle Administration, booths at carnivals, election headquarters.
Where to register: Voters can register in person at the Harford County Board of Elections, 18 Office St., Bel Air 21014, or at the Motor Vehicle Administration, Route 24 and MacPhail Road in Bel Air. You can also register by mail, by completing a voter registration form, signing it and sending it to the Board of Elections in Bel Air.
Where voter registration forms can be obtained: Forms are available at state and county office buildings, public libraries and post offices. Or call the Board of Election at 638-3565.
Where to register: By mail or in person at the Howard County Board of Elections, 8659 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City 21043-4126.
Where voter registration forms can be obtained: Post office, the public libraries, unemployment office, county offices.