Marylanders: The 2016 Presidential General Election Is Just Around The Corner!

While the presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are working hard on the campaign trail Marylanders are deciding who they will be voting for come this November. According to the Maryland State Board of Elections there are currently 556,532 total active voters in Prince George’s County alone.

2016 Presidential Election

If you want to become a registered voter, you still have some time left. There are several ways to register in Maryland. You can utilize the Online Voter Registration System (OLVR), complete and submit application by mail, or visit one of the early voting centers or selected county offices (see list below). Please note that early voting begins Thursday, October 27th and ends November 3rd. The centers will be open daily between 8:00am and 8:00pm.

To become a registered voter in Maryland, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Be a resident of Maryland
  • Be at least 18 years of age on election day (16 year olds can register only)

The Maryland voting laws, regarding convicted felons were altered in the first quarter of 2016. All convicted felons are now eligible to register to vote at the completion of their court-ordered sentence of imprisonment. Residents of Maryland, military active-duty personnel may also register to vote, utilizing the OLVR system or Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot FPCA (see below for link to the FPCA PDF form). For more information visit the State Board of Elections website.

OLVR voter registration applications must be submitted by 9:00pm on October 18, 2016 to be eligible to vote in the Presidential General Election. You must input your driver’s license or Maryland ID number into the form, along with the last 4 digits of your social security number. If you do not have this information, you must affirm or provide substantial proof that you are telling the truth.

If you are going to be participating in the early voting process, you must bring a document with you that will verify your permanent residence and identity. An employee pay stub, driver’s license, recent utility bill, Maryland identification card, bank statement, U.S. passport, student ID card, or any government document is efficient, but it must contain your full name and physical address.

FPCA Link: https://www.fvap.gov/uploads/FVAP/Forms/fpca2013.pdf

Mail form to:

Prince George’s Local Boards of Election
1100 Mercantile Lane
Largo, Maryland 20774

2016 Election Prince George’s County Early Voting Centers:

Baden Community Center
13601 Baden-Westwood Road
Brandywine, Maryland 20613

Beltsville Senior Activity Center (Laurel)
7120 Contee Road
Laurel, Maryland 20707

Bowie Gymnasium
4100 Northview Drive
Bowie, Maryland 20716

College Park Community Center
5051 Pierce Avenue
College Park, Maryland 20740

Southern Regional Technology And Recreation Complex
7007 Bock Road
Fort Washington, Maryland 20744

Suitland Community Park School Center
5600 Regency Lane
Forestville, Maryland 20747

Upper Marlboro Community Center
5400 Marlboro Race Track Road
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772

Wayne K. Curry Sports And Learning Complex
8001 Sheriff Road
Landover, Maryland 20785

Register In Person At: Must Register 21 Days Prior to November 8, 2016

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
201 W Preston Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Motor Vehicle Administration
10251 Central Avenue
Largo, Maryland 20772
Mon-Fri – 8:30am to 4:30pm

Board of Elections
1100 Mercantile Lane
Largo, Maryland 20774
Mon-Fri – 8:30am to 4:30pm

Motor Vehicle Administration
11760 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville, Maryland 20705
Mon-Fri – 8:30am to 4:30pm

Prince George’s County Circuit Court (courthouse)
14734 Main Street
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772
Mon-Fri – 8:30am to 4:30pm

Prince George’s County Department of Social Services
805 Brightseat Road
Landover, Maryland 20785

U.S. Army Recruiting Office
800 Shoppers Way
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20774

U.S. Army Recruiting Office
6009 Oxon Hill Road
Oxon Hill, Maryland 20745

U.S. Army Recruiting Office
980 Largo Center Drive
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20774

Prince George’s County Paratransit Office
9400 Peppercorn Place
Largo, Maryland 20774

Prince George’s County Department of Aging
6420 Allentown Road
Camp Springs, Maryland 20748

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