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October 18th is the Deadline to Register to Vote and Request an Alternate Polling Place
LARGO, MD - Important deadlines for the upcoming 2016 Presidential General Election are approaching. The deadline to register to vote, update an address, and request an alternate polling place for this election is 9:00 pm on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.
To vote in the upcoming general election, Maryland residents who are eligible to vote but are not yet registered – including 17-year-olds who will be 18 years old on or before the November 8th General Election – must register by 9:00 pm on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. This is also the last day for registered voters to update their address at their local board of elections.
Prince George’s County residents with a Maryland driver’s license or MVA-issued ID may register to vote or change their address online by 9:00 pm on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/OnlineVoterRegistration. Voters and members of the military, their spouses and dependents who are overseas and who do not have a Maryland driver’s license or MVA-issued ID, may also register or change their address online using different identifying information.
Paper voter registration applications must be hand-delivered or mailed to the Prince George’s County Board of Elections located at 1100 Mercantile Lane, Largo, Maryland 20774. A hand-delivered application must be received by the Prince George’s County Board of Elections by 9:00 pm on October 18, 2016, and a mailed application must be postmarked by October 18, 2016.
Voter registration applications are available throughout Maryland at the following locations: Local boards of electionsMotor Vehicle Administration officesState Department of Health officesLocal Department of Social Services officesOffices on AgingDivision of Rehabilitation ServicesPublic institutions of higher education Marriage license bureaus Post offices Public libraries State Board of Elections
You may also call 1-800-222-8683 to request an application by mail or download and print a voter registration application at www.elections.maryland.gov/voter_registration/application.html.
You can also register to vote during early voting. To make the voting process quicker for you, we encourage you to register to vote by the close of voter registration. If you can't register by October 18th, go to an early voting center in the county where you live and bring a document that proves where you live. This document can be your MVA-issued license, ID card, or change of address card, or your paycheck, bank statement, utility bill, or other government document with your name and new address.
Most of Maryland’s polling places are accessible to voters with disabilities. An elderly voter or a voter with a disability who is assigned to an inaccessible polling place may ask to be reassigned to an accessible polling place. This request must be submitted in writing by 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. The request form is available online at www.elections.maryland.gov/pdf/request_for_accessible_polling_place.pdf or by calling 1-800-222-8683 to request a form by mail. On receipt of a timely request, the Prince George’s County Board of Elections will review the request and determine whether there is an accessible polling place with the same ballot as the voter’s home precinct and notify the voter of the status of his or her request.
To verify voter registration status or to find out if an assigned polling place is accessible, voters may visit https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/VoterSearch.
The 2016 Presidential General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Starting Thursday, October 27th through and including Thursday, November 3rd, voters can vote in person at the designated early voting center(s) in their county of residence and register to vote and update their address. Early voting centers will be open from 8:00AM until 8:00PM each day. The best days to vote early to avoid delays are Saturday, October 29th and Sunday, October 30th. Early voting locations and additional election-related dates and information are available at www.elections.maryland.gov/voting/early_voting.html.
For more information, voters may contact the Prince George’s County Board of Elections at (301)341-7300 or the State Board of Elections at 1-800-222-VOTE (8683) or visit our website at http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/559/Board-of-Elections.