Voter Registration Deadline For Maryland And DC Primaries Fast Approaching

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — The deadline to register to vote or change party affiliation for the 2012 presidential primary in Maryland and D.C. is approaching.

The Maryland State Board of Elections says the deadline to register to vote or change party affiliation is 9 p.m. March 13.

That’s also the deadline to request a polling place change.

To vote in the upcoming primary, Maryland residents who are eligible to vote but are not yet registered must complete a voter registration application and hand deliver or mail it to a local board of elections.

Voters in the District have until 30 days prior to the primary in order to register according to the DC Board of Elections website.

The 2012 presidential primary election will be held on Tuesday, April 3 in both jurisdictions.

The deadline to register to vote in Virginia’s March 6 primaries has already passed.

The general election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Early voting will begin on the second Saturday before the election through the Thursday before the election.

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