Voter Registration Information

Maryland Preliminary 30 day public comment period

 

Requirements

 

You must be:

 
  1. A citizen of the United States.
  2. At least 16 years of age (you may register to vote at 16 but cannot vote until at least 18 years of age by the date of the next General or Special Election).
  3. A resident of Prince George's County.
  4. Not have been convicted of a felony, or if you have, you have completed serving a court ordered sentence of imprisonment, including any term of parole or probation for the conviction.
  5. Not under guardianship for mental disability.
 

When

 
  1. 21 days prior to any election.
  2. 11 days after any election.
 

Where and How

 

Online

 

You can download an Adobe Acrobat version of the voter registration form from the Maryland State Board of Elections at www.elections.state.md.us/voter_registration/

 

In Person

 
  1. The Motor Vehicle Administration, 10251 Central Avenue, Largo, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  2. The Motor Vehicle Administration, 11760 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  3. The Board of Elections, 1100 Mercantile Lane, Suite 115A, Largo, Maryland 20774, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
 

By Mail

 

Prince George's County Board of Elections
1100 Mercantile Lane, Suite 115A
Largo, MD  20774

 

In School

 

Each year the Board of Elections, in cooperation with the Prince George's Board of Education, conducts voter registration in every county high school.

 

Voter's Registration Data

 

Within two weeks of registration or a change in address, name or party affiliation, you should receive a Voter's Notification Card by mail. This card lists your polling place and the various districts (congressional, legislative, and council manic) in which your residence is located. Please save this card for reference. If you do not receive your Voter's Notification Card within two weeks, please call the Board of Elections at 301-341-7300.

 

What About Joining A Political Party?

 

At the time of registration, a citizen may choose to join a political party. Only the Democratic and Republican parties hold primaries. Whether a citizen belongs to a party or not has no bearing on a citizen's vote in General Elections.

 

Do I Have to Register for Each Election?

 

Registration is permanent as long as the voter keeps his address current with the Board of Elections.

 

What Do I Do If I Have Changed My Address in the County?

 

Notify the Board of Elections within 30 days of any change of address. Failure to provide a correct address could result in denial of the voting privilege and criminal prosecution should one vote or attempt to vote in a precinct where he or she is not qualified to vote. Voters may change their address by sending a letter with their new address or by filling out the Voter Registration Application (PDF) and mailing it to:

 

Prince George 's County Board of Elections
1100 Mercantile Lane, Suite 115A
Largo, MD 20774

 

Voter Accessibility

 

Where as The Prince George's County Board of Elections is committed to the goal of 100% participation and accessibility in a manner that addresses the unique needs of each eligible citizen;

 

Where as The Prince George's County Board of Elections is committed to identifying and implementing procedures to improve access to and participation by all voters in the election process;

 

Therefore, be it resolved that:

 

The Prince George's County Board of Elections affirms to work with all sectors of society in order to attain this goal.

 

Contact Us

 

Contact our office @ 301-341-7300 to request a Voter Registration form be mailed.

 

Voting

 

If the polling place assigned to an elderly or disabled voter is not structurally barrier free, the voter may request a reassignment by the local board. To qualify for a reassignment the voter shall submit a request in writing to the Prince George's County Board of Elections no later than October 14, 2014 for the General Election. The Board shall either assign the voter to an election district, ward, or precinct that contains a structurally barrier free polling place; or issue the voter an absentee ballot.

 

Voter Registration Volunteers

 

Voter Registration Volunteers are permitted to participate in voter registration activities. Any qualified individual may become a voter registration volunteer (VRV) and in that capacity: However, anybody can receive VRAs (or make copies of a downloaded form) and distribute them. You will be able to offer people the opportunity to register to vote; distribute Statewide Voter Registration Applications (VRAs); and bring completed Statewide VRAs to the appropriate local office.

 

To qualify as a VRV, you must be of voting age; just instructed in accordance with the Code of Maryland, Title 33.05.03.06B; and sign an affidavit acknowledging instructions received. To obtain a VRA Application just download a copy from our registration page.

 

Office hours for Voter Registration Volunteer instructions are 8:30am to 12 noon and from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday. If 3 or more individuals plan to come as a group, please contact the office before coming to the office. For this and other questions or information regarding voter registration please call (301) 341-7300.

 

Request a Certification Letter

The Board of Elections cannot process Voter Registration applications or 
Certifications until voter registration reopens on November 17, 2014. 

 

Currently Registered

 

If you are a registered voter of Maryland and request a Certification Letter, you must meet the following requirements and provide the necessary information.

 
  • Download and complete a Voter Registration Application and bring it to your local Board of Elections office for processing, see address below:
    Prince George's County Board of Elections
    1100 Mercantile Lane, Suite 115A
    Largo, MD 20774
  • Please provide a Photo ID (driver license or non-drivers license) as proof of residency in the state of Maryland, and a current billing statement (ex.: electric bill)
  • Please bring the exact amount of $2.00 (We do not have change on hand)
 

Note: This must be done in person.

 

Temporary – Not Registered

 

If you are not a registered voter of Maryland and require a Temporary Certification Letter as proof you have submitted a request for a Certification Letter, you must meet the following requirements and provide the necessary information.

 
  • Download and complete a Voter Registration Application and bring it to your local Board of Elections office for processing
  • Please provide a Photo ID (driver license or non-drivers license) as proof of residency in the state of Maryland, and a current billing statement (ex.: electric bill)
  • Please bring the exact amount of $2.00 (We do not have change on hand)
 

Note: This must be done in person. You will not become an official registered voter until you receive a Voter Notification Mailer indicating your status as “Active). Please allow 7 to 10 business day to receive a Voter Notification Mailer.​

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