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How To Become an Informed Voter in Maryland

Active participation of citizens is essential to representative democracy – and voting is key to citizen participation. This guide will help you to understand and become involved in the election process in Maryland.

VOTE

Voter Registration and Voting

To register to vote, you must:

For information or for answers to questions about voting in Maryland go to the Maryland State Board of Elections.

Your Rights As a Voter

Maryland flag

Maryland Government

Political Parties

Currently there are four political parties recognized by the State of Maryland, according to the State Board of Elections.

  1. Democratic Party ( Maryland ) ( National )
  2. Republican Party ( Maryland ) ( National )
  3. Libertarian Party  ( Maryland ) ( National )
  4. Green Party ( Maryland ) ( National )

Politics1's Directory of U.S. Political Parties provides an extensive list of political parties throughout the nation.

Candidates

Campaign Financing

Congressional Voting Records

Contact Us

If you would like to know more, email us through our Ask-A-Librarian service or contact us at:

Maryland Department (state and local voting)
Enoch Pratt Free Library
State Library Resource Center
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 396-5468

Social Science and History Department (federal voting)
Enoch Pratt Free Library
State Library Resource Center
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 396-5321

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