Voting 2020: Election timeline

This blog is part of our Voting 2020 series. You can also read Updates and details on voting in Maryland, How to vote in 2020 and Mail-in voting in Maryland.

As we approach the November election, it can be difficult to keep all of the important dates straight. Luckily, we have this blog post to help you out! If you haven’t figured out how you’ll vote this year, take a look at our short primer on the pluses and minuses of voting by each method.

Note: These dates may change. Check back on this page regularly for any updates.

Aug. 24: Mail-in ballot applications mailed to all Maryland voters. If you did not receive an application and want to vote by mail, you can register for a mail-in ballot here. And read our post specifically on the ins and outs of your mail-in ballot.

Sep. 24 (approx): Mail-in ballots mailed to all voters who requested one.

Oct. 13: Voter registration deadline. Maryland does allow same-day registration at early voting centers and on Election Day.

Oct. 20: Mail-in ballot request deadline. If you do not request a mail-in ballot by this day, you will have to vote in person early or on Election Day.

Oct. 26 – Nov. 2: Early voting. Early-voting centers will be open from 7am to 8pm, and will be located at

  • Activity Center at Bohrer Park
  • Damascus Community Rec Center
  • Executive Office Building
  • Germantown Community Rec Center
  • Jane E. Lawton Community Rec Center
  • Marilyn Praisner Community Rec Center
  • Mid-County Community Rec Center
  • Potomac Community Rec Center
  • Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department
  • Silver Spring Civic Building
  • Wheaton Library & Community Rec Center

Nov. 3: Election Day! This year, because of COVID-19, your normal polling place is likely not open. However, all early voting centers and every high school in Montgomery County will be a polling place. Furthermore, any voter can vote at any election center.

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