Who Can Vote? / Registering to Vote / Making Changes to Your Voter Registration

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 website.
  • 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 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Check your current voter registration
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.