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Early Voting Starts Thursday

Early voting is open Thursday, Oct. 25 and runs daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Thursday, Nov. 1. If you are not yet registered to vote, you can do so at the early polling places — but you cannot do so on Election Day.

If you vote early, you cannot vote on Election Day or by absentee ballot. 

Voters may request an absentee ballot by mail, electronically, or by fax. The deadline to request a mailed or faxed absentee ballot is Tuesday, Oct. 30. The deadline to request an electronic absentee ballot is Friday, Nov. 2. 

The General Election will be held from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6. 

For more information, call 410-269-2840 or 800-222-8683 or go to

Each county has at least one early voting center. Click here to see a list of early voting places by jurisdiction. 

In Baltimore City, a progressive community group is offering transportation to early voting places — and urging former felons who recently had their voting rights restored to take advantage of the service.

Communities United launches its get-out-the-vote effort with a free breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the McCulloh Homes, 510 Dolphin St. The first shuttle will leave at 10 a.m. from the Community Engagement Center, 870 W. Baltimore St.

Communities United led the Unlock the Vote coalition in 2015-16 to win expansion of voting rights to everyone released from prison. The new law, which enfranchised an estimated 40,000 Marylanders, took effect in March 2016 just weeks after the General Assembly overrode Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr.’s 2015 veto.

Residents should call 443-338-3768 to access a ride to the polls

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