The ACLU of Maryland's Election Protection campaign is a statewide effort to educate voters about their rights and solve problems at the polls.

Know Your Rights -- If you are not currently incarcerated for a felony conviction, you have the right to vote.

Let People Vote -- Live outside of Maryland? Check out the ACLU's nationwide voter empowerment tool here.


The Election Protection Team at the ACLU of Maryland worked to reduce barriers to voting and fight against voter disenfranchisement, particularly for voters who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. The Election Protection Report: Examining the 2020 Election documents both the ACLU of Maryland’s Election Protection work for the 2020 Primary and General Elections and details recommendations to improve voting infrastructure, increase accountability of the State and Local Boards of Elections, and improve accessibility of the ballot, including for Marylanders in jails and prisons.

Read the report


There are several ways to register to vote in Maryland:

  1. ONLINE - Register to vote (if you are not already registered), check or change your registration, name, party affiliation, etc., here. If you need to make a change, click the link that says “Update Your Info Online” or go here.
  2. MAIL - Print an application from the State Board of Elections website and mail it.
  3. CALL - Call your local Board of Elections or SBE to have a voter registration application mailed to you.
  4. IN PERSON - Apply in person at most government offices.
  5. IN PERSON - Register to vote at a voting center during early voting and on election day.