How to Vote in Maryland in 2020

How to vote in 2020 is a topic because COVID-19 has impacted so many things, including voting this year. Because of that we want to make sure that Parkside residents are clear on how to vote, whether you visit the polls in person or not.

Vote by Mail:

You have the ability to vote by mail for the 2020 election. Maryland will mail an absentee ballot application to every registered voter, so make sure you’re registered! If you recently moved to Parkside, make sure your new address is on file for voting.

Once you receive the ballot fill it out completely. Upon completion, submit the request to your local election office, which for us in PG County is located at:

1100 Mercantile Lane, Suite 115A
Largo, MD 20774
Alisha Alexander, Election Director
301-341-7391 (Fax)
Email Address:

You should request your ballot as far in advance of the election as possible. The deadline to request a ballot by mail is (received by) Tuesday, October 20, 2020. When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.

Internet delivery of ballot:

If you have a Maryland driver’s license or MVA-issued ID card you are able to request a mail-in ballot be delivered to you via email. You can request your mail-in ballot online here and then request internet delivery of your ballot. You will receive an email with a downloadable ballot that you can print at home and mail back to your local election office.

Voting in Person:

Polls will be open for registered voters in Maryland to attend in person. If you are unsure where to vote, you can find your location here on Maryland’s site.

Early Voting:

Maryland voters can also vote before Election Day. The early voting period runs from Monday, October 26, 2020 to Monday, November 2, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.

What to Bring:

  • If you’ve voted in Maryland before, you don’t need to provide ID to vote.
  • If you’re a first-time voter who registered by mail, and didn’t provide a copy of your Maryland driver’s license, state or federal ID card, MVA ID card, student, employee, or military ID, or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document that shows your name and address when you registered, you may need to show one of these documents to vote.
  • Voters without ID: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to vote a provisional ballot. For your ballot to count, you must provide ID to your local board of elections before 10 am on the 2nd Wednesday after election day.

For more information, visit the site “How to Vote in Maryland”.  Let’s go Parkside! #Vote