Registering to Vote in Montgomery County.

To see Hoan Dang on the voting ballot, you must be registered to vote before the primary election on June 26, 2018. Montgomery County residents still have time to sign up to vote in the primary between now and June 5, 2018. Here are some key facts and information about registering to vote in Montgomery County.

  • Voters must have a political party affiliation to vote in the Primary Election

    Voters must have a political party affiliation to vote in the Primary Election
    Be prepared to state your political party affiliation on the voter registration form.  By law, Maryland has a “Closed Primary,” which means voters must be affiliated with a major political party. If you wish to vote for Hoan Dang in the 2018 Primary, then you must register as a Democrat so that you can receive a ballot with his name on it. The deadline to register as a Democrat for the 2018 Democratic primary is June 5th To change your party affiliation you can use Maryland’s Online Voter Registration System (OLVR) or submit a new voter registration application or a signed written request to your local board of elections.

    Please note, if you register with any other party or choose not to be affiliated with a party, Hoan Dang will not appear on your ballot.

  • Voter can switch parties after the Primary Election Nothing prohibits voters from switching parties after the primary election

    Voters can update their voter registration information, including party affiliation, prior to the General Election. Unlike the Primary, the General Election is open, which means if you change your political party, you can vote for a candidate on the ballot that won in the primary, regardless of his/her political party. Voters who wish to change their party affiliation must fill out a new voter registration form. Voters can also make any changes by writing to the elections office at:  Montgomery County Board of Elections, P.O. Box 4333, Rockville, MD 20849-4333

  • Voters can vote before election day

    You are not required to show up to the voting polls on June 26, 2018. There are two ways you can vote before Primary Day:

    In Person Early Voting
    If you will not be available to go to your voting site in-person on June 26, 2018, voters may visit any one of 11 approved early vote locations and vote from Thursday, June 14, 2018 10:00 a.m. –  8:00 p.m. to Thursday, June 21, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. You can find the list of early vote locations by clicking here.

    Absentee Ballot Voting
    Registered voters also have the option to cast their votes by submitting an absentee ballot by mail. Any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot. This makes it easier if you are out of town, can’t leave the office, or have a commitment that prevents you from casting your vote, which is always on a Tuesday. You do not need to provide a reason to vote by absentee ballot. It’s another way to vote if you are unable to get to an early voting center or your polling place.

    There are three ways you can request an absentee ballot:

    1. Online if you have a Maryland’s driver’s license or MVA-issued ID card.
    2. Complete and return an absentee ballot application. Read the instructions, enter the required information, print the form, sign it, and return it to your local board of elections. You can return it by mail, fax, or email (scanned as an attachment).
    3. Go to your local board of elections and fill out and turn in the form.


    For the 2018 Primary Election, your request must be received (not just mailed) by:

    • Tuesday, June 19, 2018, if you want to receive your ballot by mail or fax
    • Friday, June 22, 2018, if you want to download your ballot from the State’s website

  • Voter registration is available in both English and other languages

    Montgomery County makes it easy for residents to register to vote if they speak a language other than English. Spanish language registration forms are available here. However, the Montgomery County Board of Elections provides voter registration services in other languages. To find out more information about County voter registration in other languages, please contact contact Dr. Gilberto Zelaya, 240-777-8532 or email:  gilberto.zelaya@montgomerycountymd.gov

  • Contact our campaign if you have questions or need more information

    Please do not hesitate to contact us at 240-531-1001 if you have questions. A member of the campaign can provide assistance about voter registration if possible.