With more than 1.5 million Marylanders voting by mail during the November election, voting rights advocates say calls for expanded mail-in voting are likely to continue after the pandemic.Joanne Antoine, the executive director of Common Cause Maryland, said she’s already reaching out to state legislators about mail ballot access...

The nation faces a historic election Nov. 3 in the throes of a pandemic that has claimed more than 200,000 U.S. lives, widespread protests against racism and unprecedented economic devastation. It follows years of voting law changes and challenges as well as a misinformation campaign to undermine confidence in the election. States Newsroom’s collective of independent news outlets collaborated to present a sweeping picture of voter access and barriers to the ballot. We invite you to read our five-day series from across the network, publishing Oct. 5-9.

More election coverage

Oct. 20: Deadline to request a mail-in/absentee ballot

Oct. 26-Nov. 2: Early voting

Nov. 3: Election day; same-day registration and voting

Ballot Questions, Explained

Confused about those questions on your ballot?

Maryland Matters has broken down the statewide ballot questions on budget authority and sports betting, as well as local ballot questions in the city of Baltimore and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.

FAQs, and some maps, too!

Wondering about mail-in ballots, or how the state will count votes in this most unusual election year? We’ve got answers in our voter FAQs.

And, if you’re trying to decide how to cast your ballot, take a quick glance at our maps showing the early voting centers, Election Day voting centers and ballot dropoff boxes throughout Maryland.

See what's on your ballot, check your voter registration, and locate your polling place at vote411.org, provided by the League of Women Voters Education Fund.