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Howard Community College encourages each and every student to become active members of society by registering to vote and turning out on election day. You can make a difference in the future of our country, state, and federal governments by registering to vote and being an educated voter.


Why Should I Vote?

Are you concerned about the environment?  Free speech? Loan debt? The war or the draft?  Unemployment? Health care? Voting is one way to get your voice heard and get politicians to respond to your concerns.  Voting can make a difference!

Who May Apply to Vote?

To register to vote in Maryland you must be:

  • a U.S. citizen
  • a Maryland resident
  • 18 years old by the next general election
  • not disqualified by a criminal record
  • not under guardianship for mental disability

Where Can I Register to Vote?

Voter registration forms are available in the Office of Student Life (Student Activities Building Room 201) and the Welcome and Information Center (RCF Hall Room 114).  You can also download a registration form from the Maryland State Board of Elections and mail it to your local board of elections. 


Maryland State Board of Elections - offers information about how to register to vote in Maryland, candidate lists, county offices, and other resources for voting in the state.

Maryland Elected Officials - Find out who you elected officials are in Maryland.

Howard County Board of Elections - Voting information for Howard County residents including a district map.

District of Columbia: Board of Elections and Ethics - Information about how to register in D.C., candidate information, polling place locator and election information.

Rock the Vote - An organization that encourages electoral participation by young voters, covers major issues such as education, the environment, violence and free expression.

Guide to American Political Parties - Offers descriptions of the many political parties in the United States.

League of Women Voters - The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, has fought since 1920 to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy.