Chelsea Manning is running for "U.S. Senator" in the Democratic primary in Maryland on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018. She is officially appearing as "Chelsea Manning" on the ballot in all Maryland counties and the city of Balitmore.

The rules about who is and is not eligible to vote, and in which primary can be confusing or even misleading. The Democratic primary is a closed primary in Maryland. You must be a registered Democrat to vote in the primary. If you are a registered Republican or other affiliation, you cannot vote in the primary.

If you do not know whether you are an eligible registered voter, the Maryland State Board of Elections allows anyone to review your current voter registration records online.

Voter Registration

In order to vote you need to be registered. The Maryland State Board of Elections allows you to register online.

The deadline to register to vote, or to update your information is 21 days before an election. For the Democratic Primary election, the deadline is June 5, 2018. For the General election, the deadline is October 16, 2018.

If you submit an application after the deadline, state election officials will process it after the election. You can still provide any new information when you vote, but if you moved, you may have to vote using a provisional ballot.

If you can't register by the deadline, go to an early voting center in the county where you live and bring a document that proves where you live. This document can be your Maryland-issued driver's license license, I.D. card, or change of address card, or your paycheck, bank statement, utility bill, or other government-issued document with your name and new address.

Early Voting

Early voting for the Democratic Primary will occur from Thursday, June 14th, 2018 to Thursday, 21st, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. For early voting you should head to an early voting center

During early voting or on election day, you will hand mark a paper ballot for scanning by an election staffer.

Provisional and Absentee Ballots

For absentee ballots and provisional voting, you will be issued a paper ballot. These ballots must be returned to the local eletion office in secure bags on election night. Both types of ballots will be scanned at the local election office.

Election Day

The Democratic primary in Maryland is from Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Make sure that you are registered to vote and that your information is correct. If you need to register to vote or update your information, you can register online or submit a voter registration application.