Same-day voter registration available during early voting
CENTREVILLE — For the first time, eligible Maryland residents can register to vote and registered voters can make address changes during early voting, the state board of elections has announced.
If the voters meet all the requirements, they can both register and vote at the early voting center. The same-day registration or address change process is only available during early voting. It will not be available on election day. Party or name changes cannot be processed during early voting or election day.
The board of elections said that to register during early voting or update their address, people must be eligible to vote in Maryland, go to an early voting center in the county where they live, and bring a document proving residency. The documents that prove residency are a Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) issued driver’s license, ID card, or change of address card, or a paycheck, bank statement, utility bill or other government document with the voter’s name and current address.
There are 67 early voting centers in Maryland, and each center will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 14, through Thursday, April 21, (including Saturday and Sunday).
There is at least one early voting center in every county. Queen Anne’s County has two: Community Services, Kramer Center, 104 Powell St., Centreville and the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department, 1610 Main St., Chester.
The Maryland State Board of Elections said, according to prior voting patterns, the best days to vote to avoid delays will be Saturday, April 16, and Sunday, April 17. For more information about early voting, visit www.elections.maryland.gov/voting/early_voting.html. Election day is Tuesday, April 26.
For more information, voters may contact the State Board of Elections at 1-800-222-VOTE (8683) or visit www.elections.maryland.gov.