Maryland elections, 2013
Maryland election information for 2013 is listed below.
|On the 2013 ballot|
Exceptions include special elections.
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Voting in Maryland
- See also: Voting in Maryland
Important voting information
- Maryland uses a closed primary system, meaning voters must register with a party to be able to vote in their primary election.
- Registration must be completed by the 21st day prior to an election.
- The 2013 Maryland State Legislature passed a bill that authorizes same day registration during the early voting period. It also expands the early voting period from 6 days to 8 days. The law will become effective on July 1, 2013
- As of December 2014, Maryland is one of the 15 states that have implemented online voter registration. Residents can register online at this website.
- See also: Absentee voting by state
For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Maryland, please visit our absentee voting by state page.
- See also: Early voting
Maryland is one of 34 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting begins on the second Thursday prior to election and ends on the Thursday before the election. The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.
Elections Performance Index
Maryland ranked 19th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Maryland received an overall score of 67 percent.
State of Maryland
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