skip to Main Content
Support In Our Own Voice: National Black Women's Reproductive Justice Agenda DONATE

EARLY VOTING IS AVAILABLE IN MARYLAND.

MAKE A PLAN. SHARE YOUR PLAN.

With the November 2020 Election near, it’s imperative that everyone make a plan to vote and encourage your families, friends, and communities to also make a plan to vote. This election will determine what the next four years of policies may look like in our communities. Don’t just focus on the candidates at the top of your ballot, but also pay close attention to all the candidates up and down the ticket.

We’re not just voting for a President and Members of Congress, but in many jurisdictions, people are also voting for candidates for state legislature, city council, boards of education, and judgeships—people who will make decisions about who has access to reproductive health care, how state and local funds are distributed for schools and city services, and whether a person’s sexuality should determine their employment status.

All these races are critical to how we live our everyday lives. Your vote for these positions is important. So – MAKE A PLAN to vote! SHARE YOUR PLAN!

General Voting Rights

  • If the polls close while you’re still in line, stay in line – you have the right to vote.
  • If you make a mistake on your ballot, ask for a new one.
  • If the machines are down at your polling place, ask for a paper ballot.
  • If you run into any problems or have questions on Election Day, call the Election Protection Hotline:
  • English: 1-866-OUR-VOTE / 1-866-687-8683
  • Spanish: 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA / 1-888-839-8682
  • Arabic: 1-844-YALLA-US / 1-844-925-5287
  • For Bengali, Cantonese, Hindi, Urdu, Korean, Mandarin, Tagalog, or Vietnamese: 1-888-274-8683
  • Voters are entitled to a provisional ballot, even if they aren’t in the poll book.
  • After Election Day, election officials must investigate whether you are qualified to vote and registered. If you are qualified and registered, they will count your provisional ballot.
  • If you are turned away or denied a provisional ballot, call the Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE or 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español).
Back To Top