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Calvert County residents who are eligible to vote are reminded that the deadline to register to vote, change party affiliation or make an address or name change for the 2018 primary election is Tuesday, June 5.
 
Calvert County residents with a Maryland driver’s license or a Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA)-issued ID may access www.voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/OnlineVoterRegistration to complete changes online. Voters and members of the military, their spouses and dependents who are overseas and who do not have a Maryland driver’s license or MVA-issued ID may register or change their address or party affiliation online using different identifying information.
 
The 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election is Tuesday, June 26. The dates for early voting are Thursday, June 14 through Thursday, June 21. Voter registration applications are available throughout Maryland at the following locations:               
 
·         Local Board of Elections offices
 
·         MVA offices
 
·         State Department of Health offices
 
·         Local Department of Social Services offices
 
·         Offices on Aging
 
·         Division of Rehabilitation Services
 
·         Public institutions of higher education
 
·         Marriage license bureaus
 
·         Post offices
 
·         Public libraries
 
·         State Board of Elections office
 
 The primary election is strictly for citizens affiliated with the Democratic and Republican parties. There will be no ballots for any unaffiliated votes. Since there is no school board election at this time, the unaffiliated contests are going straight to General Election.
 
You may call 410-535-2214 to request an application by mail or download a voter registration application at www.elections.maryland.gov/voter_registration/application.html.
 
Paper voter registration applications must be hand-delivered by 9 p.m. on June 5 to the Election Board office at 30 Duke St. in Prince Frederick or mailed to the Board of Elections at P.O. Box 798 in Prince Frederick. Mailed applications must be postmarked by June 5. Online registrations must be submitted by 9 p.m. on June 5.
 
Registration is permanent in Maryland as long as you keep your information current. To verify voter registration status, go to the following webpage: www.voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/VoterSearch.
 
For more information, contact the Calvert County Board of Elections at 410-535-2214 or the state board of elections at 1-800-222-VOTE (8683) or visit www.elections.maryland.gov.