The Primary

Here are the most important dates leading up to the April 26, 2016 primary election.  Click on the link to see the entire “2016 Presidential Election Calendar” published by the Maryland Board of Elections.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016…
Deadline for candidates to declare.

Friday, February 5, 2016…
Deadline for candidates to withdraw.

Sunday, March 6, 2016…
Ballots are printed.  To order an absentee ballot, use this link to the Maryland Board of Elections website.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016…
Last day to register and declare party affiliation. “Unaffiliated,” independent voters cannot vote in the primary.

Thursday, April 14, 2016…
Start of early voting.

Tuesday, April 19…
Deadline for requesting absentee ballots to be delivered by mail or fax.

Thursday, April 21…
End of early voting.

Tuesday, April 26…
Election Day! and deadline for picking up and submitting absentee ballots.

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