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2018 Primary & General Election Information

Election Dates

  • Maryland Primary Election – Tuesday, June 26, 2018
  • Maryland General Election – Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Primary Election Information

  • June 5, 2018, 9:00 pm – Deadline to register to vote, change party affiliation, or change address for the Primary Election. You must be registered with either the Democratic or Republican Party to vote in a political party’s primary election. The only non-partisan offices which may be elected in the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election are the School Board; any voter may vote for these offices.
  • Absentee Voting in the Primary Election. The deadline depends on how you want to receive your blank ballot. Your request must be received by the Montgomery Co. Board of Elections (not just mailed) by:
    • Tuesday, June 19, 2018, if you want to receive your ballot by mail or fax
    • Friday, June 22, 2018, if you want to download your ballot from the State’s website
  • Early Voting for the Primary Election – June 14, 2018 through June 21, 2018 from 10 am until 8 pm. The closest early voting center to Takoma Park is the Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veteran Plaza, Silver Spring, MD 20910. ADA entrance is between Ellsworth and Pershing Drive.

For other important dates view the Maryland State Board of Elections website

Call 240-777-8683 for more information about ADA issues.

General Election Information

  • October 16 until 9 p.m. – the deadline to register to vote, change party affiliation, or change address. 
  • Early Voting for the General Election – Thursday, October 25, 2018 through Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 10 am until 8 pm.  The closest early voting center to Takoma Park is the Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veteran Plaza, Silver Spring, MD 20910. ADA entrance is between Ellsworth and Pershing Drive.

2018 General Early Voting Locations:

Germantown Community Recreation Center
18905 Kingsview Road
Germantown, MD 20874

Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center
14906 Old Columbia Pike
Burtonsville, MD 20866

Executive Office Building Auditorium
101 Monroe Street
Rockville, MD 20850

Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza
One Veterans Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Activity Center at Bohrer Park Social Hall
506 S. Frederick Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Damascus Community Recreation Center Social Hall
25520 Oak Drive
Damascus, MD 20872

Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center Social Hall
4301 Willow Lane
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Mid-County Community Recreation Center Social Hall
2004 Queensguard Road
Silver Spring, MD 20906

*St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church
11801 Claridge Road
Wheaton, MD 20902

Potomac Community Recreation Center
11315 Falls Road
Potomac, MD 20854

*Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department
17921 Brooke Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860

General Election Absentee Voting

Maryland Voter Application for Absentee Ballot

For the 2018 General Election, your request must be received (not just mailed) by:

  • Tuesday, October 30, 2018, if you want to receive your ballot by mail or fax
  • Friday, November 2, 2018, if you want to download your ballot from the State’s website

If you hand deliver your request to your local County Board of Elections office and the ballots are ready, you can pick up your absentee ballot. You may take your absentee ballot with you and return it by mail or you can vote it at the local board office and give it to an election official. Please visit your local board of elections’ website for hours of operation.

Montgomery County Board of Elections
18753 N. Frederick Ave, Suite 210
Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Phone: 240-777-8500

If you miss the deadline but still want to vote by absentee ballot, you or your agent must apply in person at your local board of elections. For more information about someone else picking up your ballot, contact your local Board of Elections office.

2018 Primary Early Voting Locations

In Montgomery County:

Germantown Community Recreation Center
18905 Kingsview Road
Germantown MD 20874

Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center
14906 Old Columbia Pike
Burtonsville MD 20866

Executive Office Building Auditorium
101 Monroe Street
Rockville MD 20850

Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza
One Veterans Place
Silver Spring MD 20910

Activity Center at Bohrer Park Social Hall
506 S. Frederick Avenue
Gaithersburg MD 20877

Damascus Community Recreation Center Social Hall
25520 Oak Drive
Damascus MD 20872

Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center
Social Hall
4301 Willow Lane
Chevy Chase MD 20815

Mid-County Community Recreation Center Social Hall
2004 Queensguard Road
Silver Spring MD 20906

Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Station
The Ballroom
17921 Brooke Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860

Potomac Community Recreation Center
11315 Falls Road
Potomac, MD 20854

St. Catherine Laboure
The Claridge Room
11801 Claridge Road
Wheaton, MD 20902

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register to vote?

Where can I learn about Maryland’s new voting system?

Do I need to show identification before voting?

How do I change my party affiliation?

I just moved. What do I do about my voter registration?

Where do I vote?

How do I get an Absentee Ballot?

The Presidential Primary and General Elections are run by the State and Local County. For additional 2018 Presidential Primary and General Election information please visit the Maryland State Board of Elections website or call 240-777-8500

Note that the Takoma Park Community Center on Maple Avenue is not a polling place for the election.

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