Final day for voters registration Oct. 18
CENTREVILLE — Citizens will have until Tuesday, Oct. 18 to register to vote for the Tuesday, Nov. 8 presidential election, but they could register to vote during early voting if necessary.
They can register to vote online until 9 p.m. on Oct. 18 or submit a voter registration application to their local board of elections or the State Board of Elections. An application must be postmarked by the voter registration deadline in order to vote in the next election.
To make the voting process quicker, the state Board of Elections encourages people to register to vote by the close of voter registration.
If you can’t register by that date, go to an early voting center in the county where you live and bring a document that proves where you live. This document can be your MVA-issued license, ID card, or change of address card, or your paycheck, bank statement, utility bill, or other government document with your name and new address.
Early Voting for the general election is Thursday, Oct. 27, through Thursday, Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. In Queen Anne’s County, there are two early polling sites. One is at Community Ser vices, at the Kramer Center, 104 Powell Street, Centreville, and the other at the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department, 1610 Main St., Chester.
To register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, a Maryland resident, and 18 years old by election day. You can’t have been convicted of buying or selling voters, under guardianship for a mental disability and found by a court to be unable to communicate a desire to vote, or convicted of a felony and currently serving a court-ordered sentence of imprisonment.
Effective March 10, if you have been convicted of a felony, you are eligible to register to vote once you have completed the court-ordered sentence of imprisonment. For the purposes of eligibility to register to vote, convictions include federal, state and out-of-state convictions.
For more information about registering to vote or voting, go online at elections.state.md.us. The site has a link to register to vote online.
The Queen Anne’s County Board of Elections is located at 110 Vincit St., Suite 102, Centreville, MD 21617. The mailing address is P.O. Box 274, Centreville, MD 21617. Phone: 410-758-0832.