Maryland

Registered voters do not need to provide an ID when they vote, except for some first-time voters.

Is out-of-state ID accepted?

Yes!
No ID is required to vote in Maryland

Is student ID accepted?

Yes!
No ID is required to vote in Maryland

Is an expired ID accepted?

Yes!
No ID is required to vote in Maryland

 

 

Maryland ID Requirements for Voting In Person

You do not need to show ID when you vote in person.

BUT: If it is your first time voting in a federal election in Maryland, please see the federal ID requirements for first-time voters. A federal election is when you vote for the President, your Congressional Representative or your Senators.

Frequently Asked Questions

You may register to vote and cast a ballot on the same day during any early voting period at your local county Early Voting Center, or at your local county Election Day Voting Center on Election Day. You must show proof of residence, which may include the following:

  • Your MVA-issued driver’s license, ID card, or change of address card
  • Your paycheck, bank statement, utility bill, or other government document with your name and address.

Maryland ID Requirements for Voting By Mail

All registered Maryland voters can vote by mail. No excuse is required.

You do not need a copy of your ID to vote by mail.

BUT: If it is your first time voting in a federal election in Maryland, please see the federal ID requirements for first-time voters. A federal election is when you vote for the President, your Congressional Representative or your Senators.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

If your ballot is rejected by your local board of elections, you have the right to appeal to the circuit court for the county. Your appeal must be filed within 5 days from the date of the completion of the official canvass. F