Presidential Primary Date: April 23, 2024
Open or Closed: Closed
How to Vote in the Primary: Voter Registration Introduction (maryland.gov)
May I change parties?
Yes. 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. The deadline to change your party affiliation is:
Tuesday, April 23, 2024 for the Presidential Primary Election
May I change political parties?
Yes, except after the close of advanced voter registration, until voter registration opens up again after an election.
To change your party affiliation, use Maryland's Online Voter Registration System (OLVR) or submit a new voter registration application or a written request to your local board of elections.
Do I have to affiliate with a political party?
No, you do not. If you do not select a political party on your voter registration application, you will be "unaffiliated" with any political party. This means that you will generally not be able to vote in party primary elections, but you will be able to vote in any nonpartisan primary elections held in your jurisdiction, such as a primary election to select nominees for the board of education.