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7th District Voter Registration Deadlines Begin Tuesday

The voter registration deadline to vote by paper ballot in the special 7th District congressional election next week is Tuesday.

Residents of the district who are not yet registered to vote, or who need to change their address, and want to receive a paper ballot must register by 5 p.m.

Residents with a Maryland driver’s license or MVA-issued ID can register to vote or change their address 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 also register or change their address online using different information.

Voters who want to receive a ballot electronically can register until 11:59 p.m. on Friday.

Voters can also download and print a paper voter registration application at https://elections.maryland.gov/voter_registration/application.html. Paper registration applications must be sent to the local board of elections, postmarked no later than Tuesday.

If voters with disabilities want to use an online ballot marking tool, they must apply to receive a ballot via internet delivery at: https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/OnlineVoterRegistration.

Voters can check their registration status and address at https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/VoterSearch.

The special election to fill the seat vacated when U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D) died in October will be held largely by mail.

All voters in the 7th District were mailed a ballot and a postage-paid envelope in the mail. No stamp is needed to return the ballot and voters are being strongly encouraged to vote by mail.

Three voting centers have been established in the district for voters who are unable to cast ballots by mail.

The race to succeed Cummings pits former Rep. Kweisi Mfume (D) against conservative commentator Kimberly Klacik (R). The winner will serve until January.

7th District voters will go to the polls again for the June 2 primary to select candidates to run in November. The winner of that contest will serve a full two-year term beginning in January.

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