Don’t want to wait to cast your vote? Then vote early! 

Registered voters have always been able to vote during early voting, but now individuals who are eligible but not yet registered can register and vote in the state of Maryland at the same time. Early voting will be available from Monday, October 26, through Monday, November 2 (including Saturday and Sunday) from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

People began to line up early this morning to cast their vote.

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A line of people formed outside an early voting location at Severna Park High School. Photo by Paul W. Gillespie/Capital Gazette

To make in-person voting safe, Maryland early voting centers are keeping voters six feet apart and are limiting the number of people inside voting centers at one time—which may cause long wait times and lines. Voting judges are also required to sanitize the voting booths, and everyone is required to wear a facemask and maintain social distancing. The State Board of Elections says the best time to vote in person is on weekends during early voting and between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Election Day, which is November 3.

Voting judge Debbie Jones sanitizes voting booths during the first day of early voting at the Westminster Senior and Community Center Monday, October 26, 2020. (Dylan Slagle)

Where can I vote early?

For the 2020 Presidential General Election, you can vote in an early voting center in the county where you live. 

Our Community Now has an extensive list of all the early voting locations:

Allegany County (1 center) 

Allegany County Office Complex, 701 Kelly Road, Room 100 Cumberland, MD 21502 

Anne Arundel County (7 centers) 

Arundel High School, 1001 Annapolis Road Gambrills, MD 21054 
Crofton Middle School, 2301 Davidsonville Road Gambrills, MD 21054 
North County High School, 10 East 1st Avenue Glen Burnie, MD 21061 
Northeast High School, 1121 Duvall Highway Pasadena, MD 21122
Pip Moyer Recreation Center, 273 Hilltop Lane Annapolis, MD 21403 
Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road Severna Park, MD 21146 
South River High School, 201 Central Avenue East Edgewater, MD 21037 

Baltimore City (8 centers)

Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) – Gymnasium, 2901 Liberty Heights Avenue Baltimore, MD 21215 
Cross Country at Northwestern School 247, 6900 Park Heights Avenue Baltimore, MD 21215 
Edmondson High School, 400 501 N Athol Avenue Baltimore, MD 21229 
Morgan State University (Hurt Auditorium), 1700 E Cold Spring Lane Baltimore, MD 21251
Mount Pleasant Church & Ministries, 6000 Radecke Avenue Baltimore, MD 21206 
New Era Academy – Gym, 2700 Seamon Avenue Baltimore, MD 21225 
Oriole Park at Camden Yards – Dempsey Restaurant, 333 W Camden Street Baltimore, MD 21201
Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Avenue Baltimore, MD 21224 

Baltimore County (11 centers) 

Arbutus Recreation Center, 865 Sulphur Spring Road Baltimore, MD 21227 
County Campus Metro Centre at Owings Mills, 10302 Grand Central Avenue Owings Mills, MD 21117 
Honeygo Run Community Center, 9033 Honeygo Boulevard Perry Hall, MD 21128 
Jacksonville Recreation Center at Sweet Air Park, 3605 B Sweet Air Road Jacksonville, MD 21131
Oregon Ridge Lodge, 13401 Beaver Dam Road Cockeysville, MD 21030 
Randallstown Community Center, 3505 Resource Drive Randallstown, MD 21133 
Reisterstown Senior Center – Hannah More Campus, 12035 Reisterstown Road Reisterstown, MD 21136 
Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center, 323 Sollers Point Road Dundalk, MD 21222 
Towson University – South Campus Pavilion, 1 Auburn Drive Towson, MD 21252 
Victory Villa Community Center, 404 E Compass Road Baltimore, MD 21220 
Woodlawn Community Center, 2120 Gwynn Oak Avenue Woodlawn, MD 21207 

Calvert County (1 center)

Community Resources Building, 30 Duke Street – Lower Level, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 

Caroline County (1 center) 

The General James F. Fretterd Community Center, 107 S. 4th Street Denton, MD 21629 

Carroll County (2 centers) 

Westminster Senior Activities Center, 125 Stoner Avenue Westminster, MD 21157 
South Carroll Swim Club, 1900 W. Liberty Road Westminster, MD 21157 

Cecil County (1 center) 

Cecil County Administration Building – Elk Room, 200 Chesapeake Boulevard Elkton, MD 21921

Charles County (2 centers) 

Sacred Heart Friendship Hall, 201 St. Mary’s Avenue La Plata, MD 20646 
St. Charles High School – Gymnasium, 5305 Piney Church Road Waldorf, MD 20602

Dorchester County (1 center)

Dorchester County Office Building 501 Court Lane Cambridge, MD 21613

Frederick County (4 centers) 

Catoctin High School, 14745 Sabillasville Road Thurmont, MD 21788 
Governor Thomas Johnson High School, 1501 North Market Street Frederick, MD 21701 
Middletown VFD Activities Center, 1 Fireman’s Lane Middletown, MD 21769 
Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung Street Frederick, MD 21704 

Garrett County (2 centers) 

Northern Outreach Center, 12601 National Pike Grantsville, MD 21536 
Oakland Community Center (The Armory), 14 N. 8th Street Oakland, MD 21550 

Harford County (4 centers) 

Aberdeen Activity Center, 7 Franklin Street Aberdeen, MD 21001 
Edgewood Recreation Center, 1980 Brookside Drive Edgewood, MD 21040 
Jarrettsville Fire Hall, 3825 Federal Hill Road Jarrettsville, MD 21084 
McFaul Activity Center, 525 W. MacPhail Road Bel Air, MD 21014 

Howard County (5 centers) 

Long Reach High School, 6101 Old Dobbin Lane Columbia, MD 21045 
Marriotts Ridge High School, 12100 Woodford Drive Marriottsville, MD 21104 
Meadowbrook Athletic Complex, 5001 Meadowbrook Lane Ellicott City, MD 21043 
Reservoir High School, 11550 Scaggsville Road Fulton, MD 20759 
Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road Columbia, MD 21044 

Kent County (1 center)

Kent County Public Library, 408 High Street Chestertown, MD 21620

Montgomery County (11 centers) 

Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 S. Frederick Avenue Gaithersburg, MD 20877 
Damascus Community Recreation Center, 25520 Oak Drive Damascus, MD 20872
Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street Rockville, MD 20850
Germantown Community Recreation Center, 18905 Kingsview Road Germantown, MD 20874 
Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center, 4301 Willow Lane Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center, 14906 Old Columbia Pike Burtonsville, MD 20866
Mid-County Community Recreation Center, 2004 Queensguard Road Silver Spring, MD 20906
Potomac Community Recreation Center, 11315 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854
Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department, 17921 Brooke Road Sandy Spring, MD 20860 
Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place Silver Spring, MD 20910 
Wheaton Library & Community Recreation Center, 11701 Georgia Avenue Wheaton, MD 20902 

Prince George’s County (11 centers)

Accokeek VFD Training and Activity Center, 16111 Livingston Road Accokeek, MD 20607
Bowie Gymnasium, 4100 Northview Drive Bowie, MD 20716 
Duval High School, 9880 Good Luck Road Lanham, MD 20706
Kentland Community Center, 2413 Pinebrook Avenue Landover, MD 20785 
Laurel High School, 8000 Cherry Lane Laurel, MD 20707 
Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Avenue Upper Marlboro, MD 20722 
Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex, 7007 Bock Road Fort Washington, MD 20744 
Southern Area Aquatic and Recreation Complex, 13601 Missouri Avenue Brandywine, MD 20613
Suitland Community Park School Center, 5600 Regency Lane Forestville, MD 20747 
The Pavilion at the University of Maryland Xfinity Center, 8500 Paint Branch Drive College Park, MD 20740
Wayne K. Curry Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Road Landover, MD 20785 

Queen Anne’s County (2 centers) 

Kennard Elementary School, 420 Little Kidwell Avenue Centreville, MD 21617
Kent Island Fire Department, 1610 Main Street Chester, MD 21619 

Saint Mary’s County (1 center) 

Hollywood Firehouse Main Building, 24801 Three Notch Road Hollywood, MD 20636 

Somerset County (1 center) 

Somerset County Technical High School, 7994 Tawes Campus Drive Westover, MD 21871 

Talbot County (1 center) 

Easton Fire Hall – Bingo Hall 315 Aurora Park Drive (enter from Creamery Lane) Easton, MD 21601

Washington County (1 center) 

Washington County Election Center, 17718 Virginia Avenue Hagerstown, MD 21740 

Wicomico County (1 center) 

Wicomico Civic Center, 500 Glen Avenue Salisbury, MD 21804 

Worcester County (1 center) 

Roland E. Powell Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway Ocean City, MD 21842

What to bring with you to the voting poll

To register and vote during early voting, go to an early voting center in the county where you live and bring a document that proves where you live. This document can be your MVA-issued license, ID card, or change of address card, or your paycheck, bank statement, utility bill, or other government documents with your name and new address. You will be able to register to vote and then cast your vote.

How will I vote during early voting?

Voting during early voting is the same as voting on Election Day. When you get to the early voting center, you will check in to vote and cast your ballot.

There will be instructions available at the early voting centers to familiarize you with the ballot. You may ask an election judge to explain how to vote, but you must cast your vote alone unless you are unable to do so because you have a disability or are unable to read or write the English language.

Will you be voting early this year? Let us know in the comments below!