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Voter Registration Information
To register to vote in Frederick County, you must meet the following requirements:   
  • At least 16 years of age (you may register to vote at 16 but cannot vote until at least 18 years of age by the date of the next general or special election) 
  • Not disqualified as outlined by Maryland State law
  • Resident of Frederick County  
  • United States Citizen

Voter Registration
To register to vote, a resident must complete a Voter Registration Form and return it to the Board of Elections office. There are several ways to obtain the form:

  • Call 301-600-VOTE to request an application be mailed to you;
  • Download an application from the State of Maryland Board of Elections web site. [Link to form]   
  • Pick up an application at the county libraries, Motor Vehicle Administration, Post Offices, public high schools, Frederick Community College, or the County Courthouse.
  • Visit the Board of Elections office at The Bourne Building, 355 Montevue Lane, Suite 101, Frederick, to pick up an application. Hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Check your current voter registration

NOTE: If your computer does not have the capability to open a “pdf” file, click here for a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader. 

Change of Name or Address

If you have had a change of name or address since the last election, you may request a change of registration form in the same ways as mentioned above. [Link to form]

Change of Party Affiliation
If you would like to change your party affiliation, or to or from declining a party affiliation, you may request a change of registration form in the same ways as mentioned above. [Link to form]

When to Register
You may register to vote, or change your information, at any time except for a period 21 days before and 11 days after each primary and general election.       
         
State Election Information
To find out more about the election process, please visit the Maryland State Board of Elections web site.