Leonardtown, MD – Eligible Maryland residents can register to vote and registered voters can make address changes during early voting. If all of the requirements are met, the voter can complete or update his or her registration, mark, and tabulate his or her ballot at the early voting center.

To register and vote during early voting in St. Mary’s County, an individual must be eligible to vote in Maryland and be a resident of St. Mary’s County. He or she can go to the early voting center in St. Mary’s County 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 individual’s name and current address.

If a voter is registered but has moved, election officials can process this change at the early voting center in St. Mary’s County.

There is one early voting center in St. Mary’s County, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 25 through Thursday, November 1 (including Saturday and Sunday).  There is at least one early voting center in every county. 12 counties have more than one center. St. Mary’s County’s early voting center is accessible, with adequate parking and within a convenient driving distance for most voters in the county. The early voting center in St. Mary’s County is located at the Hollywood Firehouse main building, 24801 Three Notch Road, Hollywood, MD 20636.

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.

Early voting for the 2018 General Election begins Thursday, October 25 and continues through Thursday, November 1. According to prior voting patterns, the best days to avoid delays will be Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28.  For more information about early voting, visit: elections.maryland.gov/voting/early_voting.html.  Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

For more information, voters may contact the St. Mary’s County Board of Elections at 301-475-4200, ext. *1625 or visit: elections.maryland.gov