Vote by Mail

The information herein below is provided for the convenience of voters. A good-faith effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate.  However, no representation is made that this information is complete and correct. The Montgomery County Board of Elections and the Maryland State Board of Elections are the only official and authoritative sources of election information. Voters are advised to confirm the accuracy of the information contained herein with those sources.

Any Maryland registered voter may vote by mail. Though it is called an “Absentee Ballot,” you do not have to be absent on Election Day to vote by mail.

Below is information for requesting an absentee ballot online, or by mail, fax, or email.  See the information at the very bottom of this page for how to submit your absentee ballot.

Requesting Your Absentee Ballot By Mail, Fax, or Email

Download, print, and complete the Application for Absentee Ballot below, and deliver the completed form to the Montgomery County Board of Elections in person, or by mail, fax, or email by the deadlines noted below:

2018 Maryland Application for Absentee Ballot

Solicitud de una papeleta para Voto en Ausencia de Maryland 2018

Requesting Your Absentee Ballot Online

The Maryland State Board of Elections uses a single online form for online voter registration AND to request an Absentee Ballot.  This may seem confusing if you are already registered to vote and only wish to request an Absentee Ballot, which is Step 9 in the online process.  Take care to complete the online form completely and correctly so as not to alter your current voter registration information inadvertently, such as your name or party affiliation.

As a precaution, use the link below to lookup your voter registration record, print it, and use it as a checklist to complete the online form:

Lookup Your Voter Info

With your voter registration information in hand, use the link below to request your Absentee Ballot:

Absentee Ballot Online Request Form

As you complete Step 9 of the form, you have the option of choosing the delivery method for your absentee ballot.  If you choose “through email,” an email containing a link to download your ballot will be sent to you once the Board of Elections has confirmed/validated your voter registration.

Deadlines for Submitting Your Application for an Absentee Ballot

If you want to receive your absentee ballot by mail or fax, your Application for an Absentee Ballot must be received (not just postmarked) by the Montgomery County Board of Elections, by mail or hand delivery, by 8 pm, Tuesday, October 30, or must be submitted by email or fax by 11:59 pm, Tuesday, October 30.

If you want to download your absentee ballot, your Application for an Absentee Ballot must be submitted online or must be received (not just postmarked) by the Montgomery County Board of Elections, by mail or hand delivery, by 5 pm, Friday, November 2, or or by email or fax by 11:59 pm, Friday, November 2.

Mail Your Application for Absentee Ballot to:

Montgomery County Board of Elections
P.O. Box 10159
Rockville, MD 20849-0159

Hand Deliver, Email, or Fax Your Application for Absentee Ballot to:

Montgomery County Board of Elections
18753 North Frederick Avenue, Suite 210
Gaithersburg, MD 20879

absentee@montgomerycountymd.gov

(240) 777-8560 (fax)

Submitting Your Absentee Ballot

You must mail or hand deliver your absentee ballot. You cannot submit your absentee ballot online, or submit it by email or fax.

Vote By Mail* (must be postmarked** on or before Tuesday, November 6, 2018):

Montgomery County Board of Elections
P.O. Box 10159
Rockville, MD 20849-0159

Additional postage may be required.  To ensure delivery, affix two (2) first-class postage stamps to your mailed ballot.

** If you are concerned about missing the postmark deadline, hand-carry your absentee ballot to your nearest U.S. Post Office and ask the postal clerk at the counter to postmark your absentee ballot envelope by hand. 

Submit Your Absentee Ballot In Person (by 8 pm, Tuesday, November 6):

Montgomery County Board of Elections
18753 North Frederick Avenue, Suite 210
Gaithersburg, MD 20879