2017 Maryland Code
Election Law
Title 3 - Voter Registration
Subtitle 1 - Registration -- Generally
§ 3-102. Qualifications for voter registration

  • (a) In general. --
    • (1) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, an individual may become registered to vote if the individual:
      • (i) is a citizen of the United States;
      • (ii) is at least 16 years old;
      • (iii) is a resident of the State as of the day the individual seeks to register; and
      • (iv) registers pursuant to this title.
    • (2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1)(ii) of this subsection, an individual under the age of 18 years:
      • (i) may vote in a primary election in which candidates are nominated for a general or special election that will occur when the individual is at least 18 years old; and
      • (ii) may not vote in any other election.
  • (b) Exceptions. -- An individual is not qualified to be a registered voter if the individual:
    • (1) has been convicted of a felony and is currently serving a court-ordered sentence of imprisonment for the conviction;
    • (2) is under guardianship for mental disability and a court of competent jurisdiction has specifically found by clear and convincing evidence that the individual cannot communicate, with or without accommodations, a desire to participate in the voting process; or
    • (3) has been convicted of buying or selling votes.
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