ACLU of Maryland's voting work focuses on voting rights and elections.


The right to vote, and to have one's vote accurately and fairly counted, is a fundamental right of all Americans. At the ACLU of Maryland, we believe the democratic process is invigorated through policies that encourage voter participation. Thus, we work to encourage election practices and voting technology that strengthen voting for people of color, to ensure that all voters have adequate opportunities for voter registration, to engage non-English speakers, and to protect and restore the voting rights of those with criminal convictions.


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VOTER EMPOWERMENT

The ACLU of Maryland's Election Protection campaign is a statewide effort to educate voters about their rights and solve problems at the polls. Visit our Voter Empowerment page to find information about upcoming elections and our Election Protection Hotline number.

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MARYLAND'S 2020 GENERAL ELECTION

Concerned about the safety of poll workers, voters, and the public at large, ACLU of Maryland, Common Cause Maryland, the League of Women Voters of Maryland, Maryland PIRG recommended changes in election procedures. (March 18, 2020)

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Letter from ACLU of Maryland to the State Board of Elections with recommendations for protecting voter rights and access to the ballot for the November general election (June 17, 2020)

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The History of Voting Rights from 1965 to Now

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