LOCAL ELECTIONS

Maryland State
Montgomery County

Maryland Statewide & County 2022 Election Resources

Local elections, especially the primaries, have far-reaching consequences.

Our State and County leaders decide how we spend our money, how we protect our community’s most vulnerable members, and whether our region’s actions will dismantle systemic oppression or reinforce the status quo.

Every vote matters. In Montgomery County, the current County Executive won in the primary by 77 votes. In Howard County, Councilmember Liz Walsh won by 6 votes! In Howard, Prince George’s, and Montgomery Counties in 2018, almost every County candidate who won the Democratic primary also won the general election, which makes voting in the primary even more important.

We’re here to help you sort through it all. If you have any questions about the resources on this page, email Devorah.

Maryland:

Howard County: 

Montgomery County: 

Prince George’s County: 

The Maryland Primary Election has been rescheduled to July 19. See below for confirmed key election dates and we’ll update this page as more information becomes available.

2022 Primary

  • April 15 – NEW Candidate Filing Deadline (could be extended again)
  • June 28 – Deadline for advance Voter Registration and Change of Party Affiliation for Primary
    • You must be registered with a party to vote in the party primary
    • You may vote in the nonpartisan Board of Education election without registering with a party
  • July 7 – July 14 – NEW Primary Early Voting dates, 7 AM – 8 PM
    • You can also register to vote in person during this time
  • July 12 – Deadline to request a mail-in ballot by mail or fax*
  • TBD – Deadline to download a mail-in ballot from the State’s website*
  • July 19 – Deadline to request a mail-in ballot in person at a local board*
  • July 19 – NEW Primary Election date, 7 AM – 8 PM
    • On election day you can register to vote at your assigned polling place (bring a document that proves where you live)

2022 General Election

  • TBD – Voter Registration reopens for General Election
  • October 18 – Deadline for advance Voter Registration
  • October 27 – November 3 – General Early Voting, 7 AM – 8 PM
    • You can also register to vote in person during this time
  • November 1 – Deadline to request mail-in by mail or fax*
  • November 4 – Deadline to download mail-in ballot from the State’s website*
  • November 8 – Deadline to request mail-in ballot in person at a local board*
  • November 8 – General Election, 7 AM – 8 PM
    •  On election day you can register to vote at your assigned polling place (bring a document that proves where you live

*Any registered voter may vote by mail-in ballot. You don’t need a reason to be able to vote by mail-in ballot. It’s a great option if for any reason you can’t or don’t want to go to an early voting site or your polling place. Depending on when you request your mail-in ballot, your ballot may be available as early as 30-45 days before the election.

Your Congressional, State, County, and Board of Education districts are all different. You only vote for the candidates in your specific Congressional, State, and County districts. Everyone in Montgomery County votes in all Board of Education races.

Congressional and State Districts:

County Council Districts:

Howard County: 

Montgomery County:

Prince George’s County: 

For all other Counties, check out Common Cause’s resource on local redistricting in Maryland!

  • There are other e-newsletters, blogs, and twitter feeds if you want more sources of information. Contact Devorah at devorah@jufj.org for the full list! 

Maryland:

Upcoming Forums:

  • Democratic Club of Leisure World Gubernatorial Candidates Forum: Thursday, June 2nd at 7pm

Free and open to the public, either on Zoom or in the Crystal Ballroom, Clubhouse 1
3700 Rossmoor Boulevard, Silver Spring, MD 20906. Register HERE.

Howard County:

Upcoming Forums: 

  • Tuesday, May 10, 6 PM
    Howard County League of Women’s Voters 2022 Candidate Forum
    Contact lmettle@lwvmd.org to register

Prince George’s County:

No upcoming forums; let us know if you know of a forum we can upload here! 

Montgomery County:

Upcoming Forums: 

  • Women’s Democratic Club County Executive Candidates Forum: Wednesday, May 4th at the Silver Spring Civic Building at 7pm

Come meet the democratic candidates for Montgomery County Executive! This event is free and open to the public and no advanced registration is needed. If you prefer to attend virtually, the event will be livestreamed on the Women’s Democratic Club Facebook page.

  • Bethesda Beat Virtual County Council Primary Forum:Wednesday, May 11, Time 5pm                                                                    

The forum will include breakout sessions for Montgomery County district and at-large candidates. Register here!

  • Women’s Democratic Club County State Attorney Candidates Forum: Thursday, May 12th at the Silver Spring Civic Building at 7pm

Come meet the democratic candidates for Montgomery County State Attorney! This event is free and open to the public. Please register in advance here. If you prefer to attend virtually, the event will be livestreamed on the Women’s Democratic Club Facebook page.

  • League of Women Voter’s Board of Education Virtual Candidates Forum: Wednesday, May 18th on Zoom at 7pm

Registrar HERE for this nonpartisan event to stay informed about what the candidates have to say on various topics!

  • UpCounty Democrats Sheriff Candidates’ Forum:  Tuesday May 24th on Zoom at 7pm 

Join UpCounty Democrats for a Montgomery County Sheriff Candidates Forum, with candidates Robert Bass and Maxwell Uy. This event is free and open to the public. Please register at bit.ly/upcounty-05-24.

  • County Executive and MD State Legislative Forum: Sunday, June 12, Time TBD

Save the date for a County Executive and MD State Legislative forum hosted by the Temple Beth Ami Get Voter Ready Series!

 

Past Forums: 

  • UpCounty Democrats County Council At-Large Candidates Forum (May 2022)
  • County Executive Forum – Housing, climate, and transit (March 2022)
  • County Executive Forum – Schools & Public Safety (March 2022)
  • County Executive Forum – Housing (Jan 2022)
  • County Executive Forum – Transportation (Feb 2022) 
  • At-Large County Council Forum – Transportation (Feb 2022)