Casting Your Ballot


Primary Elections

During Gubernatorial Election years, the Primary for State and Local offices is the second Tuesday after the first Monday in September. The legislature sets primary dates, which are subject to change.

The date of the 2016 Presidential Primary election is:

  • Tuesday April 26, 2016

General Elections

Election Day is the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November in even-numbered years. The date of the next general election is:

  • Tuesday November 8, 2016

Polling Places

On Election Day, the polls are open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. To ensure your entire ballot counts, you must always vote at your assigned polling place. Contact the Board of Elections if you are unsure of your polling location, or go to the State's polling place locator.

How Do I Vote?

To learn more about the new voting system to be used in Maryland for the 2016 Presidential Election visit