Hucker Berliner News Conference

Bethesda and Burtonsville Early Voting Sites Restored (PHOTO)

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FILE PHOTO| October 13, 2015 Early Voting Press Conference

Montgomery County Board of Elections will not only restore early voting sites in Bethesda (Jane E. Lawton Community Center) and Burtonsville (Marilyn J Praisner Community Recreation Center), but also request the State to allow a tenth site.  Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal tweeted the news earlier today.

This is following last week’s special meeting held by the Montgomery County Board of Elections, where Jim Shellack, Board President, said that they would only restore one early voting site as a compromise. Councilmembers Nancy Navarro and Tom Hucker, supporters of restoring both sites, also tweeted out the news to constituents. 

 

Hucker also sent a letter to the Board of Elections supporting the additional voting sites for the 2016 election year:

But with a population greater than six states and the District of Columbia, I firmly believe that having only nine early voting centers is insufficient and does not serve the voters of our County well. I hope you will also join me in pushing the General Assembly to add at least one additional early voting location through emergency legislation. A number of our communities – including Olney, Potomac and Takoma Park – deserve to be closer to an early voting location, and I look forward to supporting your ability to realize this in the near future.

We share the same values when it comes to voting: As an American your voice counts. And no matter what you look like, how much money you have or where you come from you have the right to vote. I strongly believe that this proposal puts these values into action.

 

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Maureen Chowdhury

About Maureen Chowdhury

Maureen Chowdhury is a multimedia journalist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at mchowdhury@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter at @MediaMaureen. Maureen authors the blog Sound Check on MyMCMedia.

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