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by David Hauck | 2012

As the other articles in this newsletter keep repeating, this is an important election! We are being presented this November with two very different views about whether we as a nation need to take action to address climate change, encourage renewable energy, continue to work to reduce air and water pollution, and preserve our natural environment. But if you’re not registered to vote, you don’t get to have a say.

You Can’t Vote If You’re Not Registered

 

By David Hauck—As the other articles in this newsletter keep repeating—this is an important election! We are being presented this November with two very different views about whether we as a nation need to take action to address climate change, encourage renewable energy, continue to work to reduce air and water pollution, and preserve our natural environment. But if you’re not registered to vote, you don’t get to have a say.

So, if you’ve never registered to vote, or if you’ve just moved to Maryland, changed your address within Maryland or changed your name, here’s what you have to do.

 But before we lay out the “step-by-step,” keep in mind that the deadline to register is October 16th.

 

How to register to vote or report a new address or name change:

 Step 1: Fastest way is to register online  https://voterservices.elections.state.md.us/OnlineVoterRegistration

 You will need to provide your Maryland driver’s license number or a Maryland-issued state ID number or (if you do not have either of these), the last four digits of your Social Security number.

 

Alternate Step 1: You can register by mail by requesting an application from the Maryland Board of Elections (800-222-8683, 410-269-2840), filling it out and then mailing it to:

Maryland State Board of Elections
P.O. Box 6486
151 West Street, Suite 200
Annapolis, MD 21401-0486

 

Step 2: Wait for your Voter Notification Card to arrive in the mail. If it doesn’t arrive within three weeks, call the Board of Elections (800-222-8683, 410-269-2840).                                      

 

David Hauck chairs the Maryland Chapter’s Political Committee.

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