District of Columbia
Find Out Where to Vote: Enter any DC address into the Search Tool to locate the closest Mail Ballot Drop Box, Early Vote Center, or Election Day Vote Center. https://www.dcboe.org/Voters/Where-to-Vote/Find-Out-Where-to-Vote
Mail-in-Ballot Drop Box Locations
You may drop your voted mail-in-ballot in ANY Ballot Drop Box at ANY time beginning Friday, October 14 until 8:00 pm on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, 2022. https://www.dcboe.org/Voters/Where-to-Vote/Mail-Ballot-Drop-Sites
Early Voting Centers
Voters may cast their ballots AT ANY VOTE CENTER regardless of their residential address. Open October 31st to November 6th from 8:30am to 7:00pm and Tuesday, November 8th, (ELECTION DAY) from 7:00am to 8:00pm https://earlyvoting.dcboe.org
Election Day Vote Centers
For the 2022 General Election, Election Day Vote Centers and Early Vote Centers, will open Tuesday, November 8, 2022 (Election Day), from 7:00 am – 8:00 pm. Voters may cast their ballots AT ANY VOTE CENTER regardless of their residential address. https://www.dcboe.org/Voters/Where-to-Vote/Election-Day-Vote-Centers
Below is a step-by-step guide for Marylanders who want to participate in the gubernatorial elections.
To vote by mail, you must request a mail-in ballot from the State Board of Elections or your local board. Your request for a mail-in ballot for the Gubernatorial General Election must be received by November 1, 2022.
To vote in person, Marylanders can vote during early voting or on election day:
• Early voting will be held for 8 days and begin on Thursday, October 27, 2022 through Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 7 am until 8 pm for the Gubernatorial General Election. You can vote early at any early voting center in the county you live in.
• The Gubernatorial General Election Day is November 8, 2022. To vote in person on election days, vote at your assigned polling place.
Below you will find information on:
- Request a Mail-in Ballot (must be received by November 1, 2022 for the Gubernatorial General Election)
- Vote by Mail (Mail-in Ballot)
- Vote Early (Thursday, October 27, 2022 – Thursday, November 3, 2022)
- Vote on Election Day (Gubernatorial General Election Day is November 8, 2022.)
- Accessible Voting
The Voting Information Tool below is built, maintained, and updated by the Voting Information Project. The tool is constantly being updated with new data. If you don’t find data for your address, please check directly with your state election officials. To find your polling location from another state, go to your state Board of Election webpage or check out this tool at: https://www.vote.org/polling-place-locator/
Voter Registration Information
As a student, you have a constitutional right to register and vote in the place you consider to be “home” — whether that’s your parents’ house, your apartment, or your residence hall room. But before you make the important decision about where to vote, make sure you know the rules (and sometimes consequences) of registering to vote in that state.
Click here for a voter guide with state by state information or find out about voter registration deadlines by state, voting times and locations, whether or not you’re eligible to register, and more by visiting the National Voter Registration Day voter help page.
District of Columbia
Information on DC’s voter registration can be found here: https://www.dcboe.org/Voters/Register-To-Vote/Register-to-Vote. Also, you can check your registration status at: https://www.dcboe.org/Voters/Register-To-Vote/Check-Voter-Registration-Status
To be eligible to vote in the District of Columbia, you must:
- Be a United States Citizen
- Be a resident of the District of Columbia (You may not vote in an election in the District of Columbia unless you have been a resident for at least 30 days immediately prior to the election)
- Not claim voting residence or the right to vote in another U.S. state or territory
- Be at least 16 years old (You may pre-register to vote if you are at least 16 years old. You may vote in a primary election if you are at least 17 years old and you will be at least 18 years old by the next general election. You may vote in a general or special election if you are at least 18 years old.)
- Not have been found by a court to be legally incompetent to vote
Information on registering to vote in Maryland: http://elections.maryland.gov/voter_registration/index.html
To register to vote in Maryland, you must be:
- A U.S. citizen;
- A Maryland resident; and
- At least 16 years old*.
You cannot have been:
- Convicted of buying or selling votes;
- Under guardianship for mental disability and found by a court to be unable to communicate a desire to vote; or
- Convicted of a felony and currently serving a court-ordered sentence of imprisonment. (Effective March 10, 2016)
*You may register to vote if you are at least 16 years old but cannot vote unless you will be at least 18 years old by the next general election.
To find registration deadlines and status from another state, go to your state Board of Election webpage or check out this tool at: https://www.vote.org/voter-registration-deadlines/