Calvert reminds residents election registration deadline nears

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – Oct. 11, 2018 – Calvert County residents who are eligible to vote are reminded that the deadline to register to vote, change party affiliation, request an alternate polling location or make an address or name change for the 2018 gubernatorial general election is Tuesday, Oct. 16, by 9 p.m.

Calvert County residents with a Maryland driver’s license or a Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA)-issued identification may access www.voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/OnlineVoterRegistration to complete changes online. 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 register or change their address or party affiliation online using different identifying information. 

The 2018 gubernatorial general election is Tuesday, Nov. 6. The dates for early voting are Thursday, Oct. 25 through Thursday, Nov. 1. Voter registration applications are available throughout Maryland at the following locations:               

·         Local Board of Elections offices

·         MVA offices

·         State Department of Health offices

·         Local Department of Social Services offices

·         Offices on Aging

·         Division of Rehabilitation Services

·         Public institutions of higher education

·         Marriage license bureaus

·         Post offices

·         Public libraries

·         State Board of Elections office

You may call 410-535-2214 to request an application by mail or download a voter registration application atwww.elections.maryland.gov/voter_registration/application.html

Paper voter registration applications must be hand-delivered by 9 p.m. on Oct. 16 to the Election Board office at 30 Duke Street in Prince Frederick or mailed to the Board of Elections at P.O. Box 798, Prince Frederick, MD, 20678. Mailed applications must be postmarked by Oct. 16. To verify voter registration status, go to the following webpage: www.voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/VoterSearch. Registration is permanent in Maryland as long as you keep your information current.

For more information, contact the Calvert County Board of Elections at 410-535-2214 or the state Board of Elections at 1-800-222-VOTE (8683) or visit www.elections.maryland.gov.

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