State-Specific Election Information

Since some members of Maryland UU congregations live in neighboring states and others may be supporting election efforts in these states, we are providing election information specific to them below. Updates will be provided when we have them.

Maryland

Info from the Maryland State Board of Elections for the 2022 Primary Election on July 19, 2022.

  •  To register to vote or to check your registration status for the Primary, click here (deadline June 28, 2022)

    • Register to Vote

    • Update or Verify Voter Registration Information

  • Request a Mail-in Ballot (by July 12, 2022 for the primary and November 1 for the General Election)

  • Vote by Mail (Mail-in Ballot)

    • Complete your Ballot

    • Sign It, Seal It, Send It

    • Return your Ballot

      • US Post Office

      • Drop box locations (we will post the link to the list when it is available)

    • Must be received by July 12, 2022 for the Primary Election

  • Vote during Early Voting  

    • Dates and Times -  Thursday, July 7, 2022 through Thursday, July 14, 2022 from 7 am until 8 pm for the Primary Election

    • Early voting locations

  • Vote on Primary Election Day (July 19, 2022)

  • Accessible Voting -  All of the early voting centers in Maryland are accessible to voters with disabilities.

Details

To register to vote in Maryland you must: 

  • be a U.S. citizen 

  • be a Maryland resident 

  • be at least 18 years old by the next general election 

  • not be under guardianship for mental disability 

  • not have been convicted of buying or selling votes 

  • not have been convicted of a felony, or if you have, have completed serving a court ordered sentence of imprisonment (you may still vote if on parole or probation for the conviction) 

Registration deadlines:

  • To vote in the General Election:

    • October 18, 2022, by mail or online;

  • Same day registration during early voting or on election day is also available, but it must be done at a polling place

  • Conducting a Voter Registration Drive in Maryland

Early voting  - October 27 through November 3, 2022, from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Voting by Mail 

No Excuse Required - Anyone may request an absentee/mail-in ballot without providing a reason. the State Board of Elections has sent out applications for a mail-in ballot to all registered voters. If you did not get one or prefer to apply online, you can do so. Just make sure that you request a ballot be mailed to you. If you request one be sent to you electronically so you can print it at home, it cannot be scanned, and will require manual marking of a paper ballot to match your chjoices before it can be recorded. Even though the MSBE has decided to start counting mail-in ballots on October 1, we want to avoid anything that could delay the results.

Your request for a mail-in ballot must be received by November 1, 2022.

Mail-in ballots must be postmarked or placed in a designated drop box by 8 pm on November 8, 2020.

Delivery - the law permits an absentee ballot to be returned by a designated agent ( “An agent of the voter . . . must be at least 18 years old; may not be a candidate on that ballot; shall be designated in a writing signed by the voter under penalty of perjury; and shall execute an affidavit under penalty of perjury that the ballot was: delivered to the voter who submitted the application; marked and placed in an envelope by the voter, or with assistance as allowed by regulation, in the agent's presence; and returned to the local board by the agent.”) 

Voter ID - See Voting Guide from Fair Elections Center​​

Pennsylvania 

To register in Pennsylvania you must: 

  • be a citizen of the United States at least one month before the next election 

  • be a resident of Pennsylvania and your election district at least 30 days before Election Day 

  • be at least 18 years of age on the day of the next election 

  • not be incarcerated after conviction for a felony (your voting rights are restored immediately after incarceration) 

Voting in the 2022 General Election (November 8, 20222)

Registration deadlines:  

  • October 24, 2022 (register here

  • No same day registration 

  • Conducting a Voter Registration Drive in Pennsylvania

No early voting 

Mail in voting: 

All registered voters are eligible to request to vote by mail. You can request your mail ballot online, through a paper form (found in English and Espanol), in person at your County Election office or through a signed letter to your County Election Office.

  • All mail-in ballot applications must be received by 5pm on Tuesday, November 1, 2022.

  • Mail-in ballots must be received by election day, Tuesday, November 7, 2022.

Voter ID - See Voting Guide from Fair Elections Center 

Virginia

To register in Virginia you must: 

  • be a citizen of the United States; 

  • be a resident of Virginia and of the precinct in which you want to vote; 

  • be 18 years old by the next general election; 

  • not have been convicted of a felony, or have had your civil rights restored; and 

  • not currently be declared incapacitated by a court. 

To Be Updated for 2022 Elections:

Registration deadlines: ​

  • To vote in the General Election: October 17, 2022 

  • No same day registration 

  • Register here.

  • Conducting a Voter Registration Drive in Virginia

Early voting -

  • Locations open from Friday, October 28, 2022 through Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 5:00 p.m

  • Locations are your local registration office: Lookup here.

 

Absentee voting by Mail

  • No Excuse Required – (“A voter who becomes incapacitated just before Election Day may vote by emergency ballot and designate a representative to deliver the ballot and return the marked ballot.”) 

  • Deadline to request a mail-in ballot: October 28, 2022

  • Apply for absentee ballot here.

Voter ID - See Voting Guide from Fair Elections Center

West Virginia 

To register in West Virginia you must: 

  • be a citizen of the United States 

  • live in West Virginia in the county in which you are registering 

  • be 18 years old, or to vote in the primary be 17 years old and turning 18 before the general election 

  • not be under conviction, probation, or parole for a felony, treason, or election bribery 

  • not have been judged “mentally incompetent” in a court of competent jurisdiction 

General Election, November 8, 2022

Registration deadlines: ​

  • To vote in the General Election: October 18, 2022 

  • No same day registration 

  • Register here.

  • Conducting a Voter Registration Drive in West Virginia

Early voting - October 26 – November 5, 2022 - Early Voting at the county courthouse, annex or designated community location. Normal business hours and Saturdays 9AM to 5PM.

Absentee Voting – Excuse Required - (“No person may hand deliver more than two absentee ballots in any election and any person hand delivering an absentee ballot is required to certify that he or she has not examined or altered the ballot. Any person who makes a false certification violates the provisions of article nine of this chapter and is subject to those provisions.”). A complete list of the eligibility requirements and information relating to the different forms and qualifications for absentee voting in West Virginia may be viewed at the following link: Eligibility For Absentee Voting in West Virginia.

  • Deadline to request absentee ballot: November 2, 2022.

  • Request here.

  • Deadline to hand-deliver Absentee Ballot to County Clerk’s office: November 7, 2022 (or postmarked by election day).

 

Election Day Voting – November 8, 2022, from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

  • Polling places: lookup here

Voter ID - See Voting Guide from Fair Elections Center​

To register in West Virginia you must: 

  • be a citizen of the United States 

  • live in West Virginia in the county in which you are registering 

  • be 18 years old, or to vote in the primary be 17 years old and turning 18 before the general election 

  • not be under conviction, probation, or parole for a felony, treason, or election bribery 

  • not have been judged “mentally incompetent” in a court of competent jurisdiction 

Delaware

To register in Delaware you must: 

  • Be a citizen of the United States, and

  • Be a resident of the state, and

  • Be 18 years old on or before the date of the next General Election

 

2022 Elections:

  • Primary: September 13, 2022 - 7:00 am to 8:00 pm

  • General: November 8, 2022 - 7:00 am to 8:00 pm

  • Election Day Voting Places can be found here.

Registration deadlines: 

  • To vote in the Primary Election: August 20, 2022

  • To vote in the General Election: October 15, 2022 

  • No same day registration

Early voting - Voting in person prior to Election Day is offered in Delaware for at least ten days before Primary, General, and Special Elections, with the last day the Sunday before Election Day. Voters who qualify to vote absentee also qualify to vote in person at their county’s Department of Elections office until noon the day before Election Day. 

Vote by Mail – Excuse Required -

  • Voters may now vote by mail under Excuse #3 (“I am sick, or temporarily or permanently physically disabled”) if the voter is “asymptomatic of COVID-19 infection and otherwise abiding by CDC and DPH guidelines by exercising self-quarantine or social distancing to avoid potential exposure to (and community spread of) COVID-19, and who herself or himself freely chooses to use such qualification to vote by absentee ballot.” Mail-in ballot request forms and additional information are available here

  • Mail-in ballot request forms must be received no later than four days before the election.

  • Completed mail-in ballots must be received no later than 8:00 p.m. on Election Day

Voter ID - See Voting Guide from Fair Elections Center​