All residents of Prince George’s County may register to vote if they meet the following requirements:
WHEN – You may register to vote at any time. However, voter registration is closed 21 days before an election and 11 days after the election. Voter registration applications received while the voter rolls are closed are processed when voter registration reopens.
REGISTRATION DEADLINES – Primary Election: June 28, 2022 (by 5:00 pm in person and 11:59 pm online)
WHERE & HOW – You have several options to register to vote:
You can obtain a copy of a Voter Registration Application at any of the following:
The Prince George’s County Board of Elections needs registered Republicans, Unaffiliated and Bilingual voters to work as Election Judges. Election Judges operate polling centers and play an important part in the electoral process. Interested persons can expect to work from 5:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. during early voting and on Primary Election Day. You will be compensated for your time. To become an Election Judge, you must be a registered voter in Maryland, be able to work at least 15-hours a day, read, write, speak and understand English, attend a mandatory training session, and follow instructions concerning election laws and staffing a polling place. The State of Maryland permits teens 16 years of age who are not registered voters to serve as Election Judges. Students can receive volunteer service hours for serving as an Election Judge. Call the Prince George’s County Board of Elections at 301-341-7300 for more information.
The Prince Georges County Board of Elections announces that Early Voting in the County will be held from Thursday, July 7, 2022 through Thursday, July 14, 2022 from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m., including Saturday and Sunday.
Who can vote early? Any registered voter or any person that is eligible to register to vote can vote during early voting. To register and vote during early voting, you may go to an early voting center in Prince George’s County. You must show your MVA-issued driver’s license or identification card to register and to vote. If you have recently changed your address, you may be required to show additional documentation including change of address card, your paystub, bank statement, utility bill, or other government document with your name and new address. Voting during early voting is the same as voting on election day. During early voting, voters can vote in-person at one of the 13 early voting centers of their choice listed below:
The 2022 Maryland Gubernatorial Primary Election Day is July 19, 2022. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Plan to vote and vote your voice! Call the Prince George’s County Board of Elections at 301-341-7300 for more information.
To find out how to request a mail-in ballot, how to become a permanent mail-in ballot voter, the deadline to request a mail-in ballot, how do you know if your request for a ballot was received and processed, if you can have someone pick up your ballot, how you will receive your mail-in ballot, how to vote your mail-in ballot, how to return your voted ballot, how to get help to vote, and other information, click here or call 301-341-7300.
Registered voters have the option to return their ballot by mail or drop their completed ballot at a drop box location in the County. We have 38 convenient drop boxes located throughout the County. Simply place a completed ballot in the return envelope, sign the oath on the envelope, seal the return envelope and take it to a drop box location in the County. For the 2022 Maryland Gubernatorial Primary Election, your ballot must be dropped off by 8 pm on Tuesday, July 19, 2022. Please make sure your oath is signed on the return envelope or the ballot will not count. If you have any questions, please contact the Board of Elections at 301-341-7300.
Prince George’s County Board of Elections is committed to working with all sectors of society to attain accessibility in a manner that addresses the unique needs of each eligible citizen. If the polling place assigned to an older adult and or an individual with a disability is not structurally barrier free, the voter may request a reassignment by contacting the local board. To qualify for a reassignment, the voter must submit a request in writing to the Prince George’s County Board of Elections no later than 21 days prior to election day. The Board will assign the voter to an election district, ward, or precinct that contains a structurally barrier free polling place; or issue the voter a mail-in ballot. Contact the Board of Elections at 301-341-7300 for more information.
Every 10 years, the federal government takes a census, which means they count all the people living in each area. After the census, each state draws new state and congressional boundary lines, and each county draws new county council or commissioner lines. This process is called redistricting. The new lines are based on changes in population. When the lines change, it means some voters will be changed to a different county district, legislative district or congressional district. It also means some voters will have different elected officials than they had before. Some voters will vote at a different location on election day. If you vote early, or if you vote by mail, then you won’t be affected by these new polling places.
Prince George’s County lifted its indoor mask mandate on Monday, February 28, 2022. Our office is currently open to the public. Appointments are required for candidate filing only.