State law provides that before any regular Primary Election, a registered voter may not change the voter's party affiliation or change to or from an "unaffiliated" status after 9:00 p.m. on the Monday that is 12 weeks or 84 days before the Primary Election. Therefore, a Maryland voter has until 9:00 p.m., Monday, June 19, 2006, to change political party affiliation.
There is an exception for any registered voter who has moved from one Maryland jurisdiction to another since the last General Election (November 7, 2004): such a voter may change party affiliation until the registration books close at 9:00 p.m., on August 22, 2006. The 2006 Gubernatorial General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2006.
For more information, voters may contact the County Board of Elections by using the information listed below or the State Board of Elections at 1-800-222-VOTE (8683) or at http://www.elections.state.md.us/ .
Calvert County Board of Elections
410-535-2214 or 301-855-1376
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F
Charles County Board Of Elections
301-934-8972 or 301-870-3167
Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
St. Mary's County Board of Elections
(301) 475-7844 ex 1610 or 1611
(301) 475-4077 (Fax)
Office Hours 8:00a.m. 5:00p.m.