Hogan: Visits to County Show Montgomery’s Importance

Gov. Larry Hogan, trying to be the first Republican in more than 60 years to win re-election in Maryland, has visited Montgomery County at least four times since the summer started. Earlier this month, the governor said he could...

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Floreen Delivers Signatures That Could Put Her on November Ballot

Councilmember Nancy Floreen said she collected 20,343 signatures, nearly three times the figure — 7,255 — to put her independent candidacy for Montgomery County executive on the November ballot. Floreen delivered four boxes...

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Hogan Would Support Changes to How Marylanders Vote in Primaries

Gov. Larry Hogan said he would support changes to the way political parties choose candidates for the general election either, saying he would support runoff elections where a candidate needs 50 percent of a party’s support...

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Jawando Describes Why He’s Supporting Democratic Nominees

Will Jawando, a Democratic nominee for an at-large seat on the Montgomery County Council, tells why fellow Democrats need to support all the party’s candidates in November:...

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Updated: Elrich Offers Blair Spot on Transition Team

This story has been expanded from its original publication. Democratic county executive candidate Marc Elrich told supporters Thursday night that he had asked his primary opponent David Blair to join his transition team if Elrich...

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After Recount, Elrich the Democratic Nominee for County Executive

Councilmember Marc Elrich is the Democratic nominee for county executive, after the Montgomery County Board of Elections completed its recount of ballots.  Health care executive David Blair of Potomac picked up five votes in...

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June 26, 2018 | Mitti Hicks, Douglas Tallman, and Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Council Districts 1-5 Primary Election Day

Montgomery County voters will elect nine County Councilmembers in November, four at large members and one from each of the five council districts. The 2018 Gubernatorial primary election is June 26, 2018. Polls are open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the primary election.  Anyone in line at 8 p.m. will be permitted […]

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June 26, 2018 | Mitti Hicks, Douglas Tallman, and Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Board of Education Primary Election Day

Montgomery County voters will elect four nonpartisan members to the Board of Education in November – one At Large, one each from Districts 1, 3, and 5. The top two vote-getters in the June 26 primary for the at-large and District 3 seats will move on to the general election. Districts 1 and 5 only have two […]

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June 25, 2018 | Staff Writer

#MoCoVotesMCM Primary

Primary Election Day Coverage The Maryland Gubernatorial Primary Election takes place June 26. Polling places are open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Early voting for the Primary Election occurred from June 14 to June 21 and is now closed. The deadline for requesting an absentee ballot has passed. Voters may find their polling place […]

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June 25, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Computer Glitch Will Affect Nearly 19,000 Maryland Voters on Tuesday

Nearly 19,000 registered Maryland voters need to vote using a provisional ballot Tuesday because of a computer glitch at the Motor Vehicles Administration. How many are Montgomery County voters isn’t known, said Marjorie Roher, spokeswoman for the Montgomery County Board of Elections. Montgomery has about 17 percent of voting population in Maryland. The glitch — […]

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June 22, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Posts Big Jump in Early Voting, But …

Montgomery County’s early voting data could be a case of a glass half full or half empty. On the half full side, early voting increased about 91 percent from the 2014 primary, according to Maryland State Board of Elections data. On the half empty side, early voting increased from just less than 3 percent of […]

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June 22, 2018 | Staff Writer

Absentee Ballots Available at Montgomery County Board of Elections

Montgomery County voters who missed the deadlines to vote by mail or online for the June 26 Gubernatorial Primary Election may still pick up an absentee ballot in person at the Board of Elections office. If you are unable to vote during Early Voting (June 14 – 21), or at your assigned polling place on […]

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June 21, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Riemer, Elrich Spar as Primary Season Winds Down

Council President Hans Riemer on Wednesday posted on Facebook that his colleague, Marc Elrich, is “backwards looking” on development. “Time after time, I found myself … sparring with him over the need to make living here more affordable and attract more jobs to the county,” Riemer wrote. Elrich is one of six Democrats running in […]

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June 19, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Ficker Sues Over Failing to Receive Public Election Funds

Republican executive candidate Robin Ficker has taken a county and a state official to court, claiming they have denied him public election funds he should have rightfully received. The suit, filed Monday in Montgomery County Circuit Court, claims he was given bad information from a Maryland State Board of Elections official over the receipts for […]

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June 13, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Progressive Maryland Distributing Anti-Blair Leaflets

Volunteers with Progressive Maryland have been distributing leaflets at Metro stations in Montgomery County pushing the case that Democratic candidate David Blair is the wrong person for Montgomery County executive. On Wednesday, the group focused on Blair’s proposal to expand health services in schools through telemedicine. We interviewed Coleson Breen, a Progressive Maryland volunteer who […]

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June 13, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Early Voting Starts Thursday

Early voting starts Thursday, and Democrats face tough questions on their ballots. First, there are nine names listed as gubernatorial candidates. One, former Montgomery County Councilmember Valerie Ervin, announced Tuesday she was giving up her bid after failing to get ballots reprinted. She started out the election season as the running mate of Baltimore County […]

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