2016 Election Information

These four links provide nonpartisan election information that will increase your voting IQ.

General Election Information

Can I bring my children with me when I go to vote? Do I need to show a picture ID when I go to vote? Can I use my cell phone while I'm at my polling place? Can I wear my favorite candidate's t-shirt or campaign button while I'm at my polling place? Answers to these questions and more can be found at the Maryland State Board of Elections website.


Your Sample Ballot

Ballotpedia shows you what's on your ballot. Just enter the address at which you're registered to vote and you'll get a list of all the candidates for each office for which you'll be voting. This sample ballot also includes your state-level ballot questions. However, it doesn't include your county-level ballot questions. For those, there's a separate link.

Your Ballot Questions

The Maryland State Board of Elections website has a list of all of the state and county-level ballot questions. The number of questions on the ballot is different in every county. Now that you know what the questions are, you can search online for information that will help you decide whether to vote Yes or No on each of them.

Compare 2016 Presidential Candidate Positions

ProCon.org provides nonpartisan information on where each of the four major candidates stands on 75 issues. Reading candidates' positions on these issues should help you make an informed decision on who to support.


Cast Your Ballot

Now you've got all the election information you need to make informed decisions as you cast your ballot. Here in Maryland, tomorrow is the last day to vote early. If you haven't voted yet, please do so today or tomorrow. Don't risk everything on Election Day.

If you don't vote early, your last chance will be on Election Day. On Election Day, Tuesday, November 8th, the polls are open 7am to 8pm .