UMB Votes

Your vote matters! This year Gen Z will make up 10% of eligible voters, Millennials will make up 27%, Gen X makes up 25%, and Baby Boomers make up 29% of the electorate. Those numbers equate to having a powerful potential presence in any election. By voting, students get to weigh in on critical topics like the environment, the economy, and social justice. Student voters can vote based on a candidate's plan to fund higher education and address student debt.

Checkout this page for key dates and links to everything you need to know about the voting process.

Countdown to Election Day!

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd

Important Voting Deadlines

Maryland Registration Deadlines
Online: Tues., Oct. 13th
By mail: Postmarked by Tues., Oct. 13th
In person: Tues., Oct. 13th

Maryland Absentee ballot Deadlines
Request: Tues., Oct. 20th
Return by mail: Postmarked by Wed., Nov. 3rd
Return in person: Wed., Nov. 3rd by 8:00 p.m.

Maryland Early Voting
Mon., Oct. 26th - Mon., Nov. 2nd, dates and hours may vary based on where you live.

District of Columbia Early Voting
Tues., Oct. 27th - Mon., Nov. 2nd

Election Day
Tues., Nov. 3rd
7 a.m. - 8 p.m. *
* Times vary by State

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Mail-in Ballot Request

If you are registered to vote in Maryland, you can use this system to request a mail-in ballot.
* You may not use this website to request a ballot for anyone else.
Learn more!

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Presidential Debate Schedule

First Presidential Debate
Tuesday, September 29 | 9 pm - 10:30 P.M. ET

Vice Presidential Debate
Wednesday, October 7 | 9 pm - 10:30 P.M. ET

Second Presidential Debate
Thursday, October 15 | 9 pm - 10:30 P.M. ET

Third Presidential Debate
Thursday, October 22 | 9 pm - 10:30 P.M. ET
Join our watch party on Zoom, starting at 8:45 p.m.!

UMB's TurboVote tool can help you register to vote through your state's board of elections website. Through this site you can change your party affiliation or registration address, request a mail-in/absentee ballot, and receive election reminders. Be sure to follow the instructions and make sure all forms are filled out to ensure that you complete the process. 

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Maryland Early Voting

Early voting will be held from Monday, October 26, 2020 through Monday, November 2, 2020.

Early voting centers will be open from 7 am to 8 pm.
More information

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Early Voting Sites in Baltimore

Oriole Park at Camden Yards – Dempsey Restaurant
333 W Camden Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) – Gymnasium
2901 Liberty Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215

Cross Country at Northwester School 247
6900 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215

Edmondson High School 400
501 N Athol Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21229

Morgan State University (Hurt Auditorium)
1700 E Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21251

Mount Pleasant Church & Ministries
6000 Radecke Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21206

New Era Academy – Gym
2700 Seamon Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21225

Southeast Anchor Library
3601 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224

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Voting that Works for You

Should you vote early, by mail, or on election day? Use these interactive tools to help you learn about the many voting options and to select a voting plan that works for you!

Democracy Works: How to Vote 
New York Times: How to Vote

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Become an Election Judge/Poll Worker

Due to the coronavirus, the United States is facing a record shortage of poll workers/election judges. Our democracy depends on ordinary people who make sure elections run smoothly and everyone's vote is counted. You can make sure we have a safe, fair, efficient election for all -- and get paid in the process.

Find out more at Power the Polls 

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