Maryland Electoral SituationAbsentee ballots require an excuse: yes
Early voting: no
Felons: The State of Maryland prohibits felons currently on probation, in prison, or on parole from voting. In addition, any former felon with two or more violent convictions will be prohibited from voting. First-time and second-time non-violent felons will have their right to vote automatically restored at the end of a three-year waiting period that begins at the completion of their sentence. For those with two or more violent convictions, the only recourse to restore the right to vote is to apply for a pardon from the Governor.
ID Laws: First-time voters who register by mail and do not provide ID verification with registration application need: a copy of a current and valid photo ID i.e. Maryland driver's license; MVA-issued ID card; student photo ID card; employee photo ID card; a copy of a current utility bill; bank statement; government check; paycheck or; other government document that shows the voter’s name and address.
Mandatory poll worker/election official training: yes
Paper trail: no
Provisional ballot validity determined by jurisdiction of voter, not precinct: yes
Registration deadline: Register 20 days before the election.
Uniform voting system: yes