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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:
  • 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 to pick up an application.
    355 Montevue Lane
    Suite 101
    Frederick, Maryland 21702

    Hours are Monday through Friday,7:30 am to 4 pm.
  • If your application is complete, you are considered a registered voter once you receive your Voter Notification Card. If you do not receive a Voter Notification Card three weeks after you submit an application, you should contact us at our office, located at the address shown above, or call 301-600-VOTE (8683). You can also verify whether you are registered to vote by visiting our voter services website.

    Registration is permanent as long as you continue to live in Maryland and keep your name and address current. You do not have to re-register when you move within the State.

Note: If your computer does not have the capability to open a “pdf” file, download the 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.

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.

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 website.

Remember that you are not a registered voter until you receive your Voter Notification Card.
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