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 Baltimore City and 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:

Baltimore: 

Howard County: 

Montgomery County: 

Prince George’s County: 

2022 Primary

  • April 15 – Final Candidate Filing Deadline
  • 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 – Primary Early Voting , 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*
  • July 15 – 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 of elections*
  • July 19 – Primary 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)

2022 General Election

  • August 1 – 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 of elections*
  • 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:

Baltimore County: 

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! 

Gubernatorial Past Forums:

  • Gubernatorial Debate – Democratic Club of Leisure World (June 2022)
  • Democratic Gubernatorial Forum – Maryland State Bar Association (June 2022)
  • Democratic Gubernatorial Forum – Education (Jan 2022)
  • Lt. Governor Forum – UpCounty Democrats/WDC (June 2022)

Montgomery County Past Forums:

  • County Executive Forum – Schools & Public Safety (March 2022)
  • County Executive Forum – Transportation (Feb 2022) 
  • County Executive Forum – Housing (Jan 2022)
  • At-Large County Council Primary Forum – (May 2022)
  • At-Large County Council Forum – Transportation (Feb 2022) 
  • Board of Education Candidates Forum – League of Women Voters (May 2022)