We’re about a month away from the 2018 midterm elections, and your vote matters now more than ever. It doesn’t matter whom you vote for, but you’ve got to vote. To make that possible, here’s the quick and easy rundown of how, where and when to cast your ballot on Nov. 6.
If you have not already registered to vote, you can do so here.
Take note that Maryland voters must register by Oct. 16 at 9 p.m. to cast their ballot in the Nov. 6 general election.
If you’re registered to vote in College Park, you can vote at one of the city’s seven polling places, two of which are on the University of Maryland’s campus — Ritchie Coliseum and Stamp Student Union. Cast your ballot between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Election Day.
You can find the location of your polling place by entering your street address and zip code here.
If you are unable to submit your ballot in-person at your registered polling location — or you just don’t feel like standing in line — you can request an absentee ballot here.
The absentee ballot application deadline in Maryland is Oct. 30 to get it by mail and Nov. 2 to get it online. Deadlines vary on a state by state basis, so find out the requirements for voting absentee in your state here.
Registered voters are allowed to vote early in Maryland from Oct. 25 through Nov. 1. Anyone registered to vote in Maryland can participate in early voting at these polling locations in their respective counties.
If you are looking to vote early and in-person in a state other than Maryland, find out your early voting eligibility here.
If you want to make an informed vote and learn more about the upcoming candidates and issues, click here.
No matter whom you vote for, when you get to the polls or where you cast your ballot, the important thing is that you exercise your right to vote. And the ‘I Voted’ sticker. The sticker is very important, too.