tom hucker new.fw

Tom Hucker: “I’m Outraged” by BOE Decision

Tom Hucker new.fwMontgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker, who represents Council District 5 that includes Burtonsville and the eastern portion of the County, today said he was “outraged” by the decision of the of Montgomery County Board of Elections on Monday to eliminate the Marilyn J. Praisner Community Center in Burtonsville as an early voting site in the 2016 election.

The board voted 3-2 to not have early voting at the Praisner Center, which was one of Montgomery County’s original early voting centers. During the 2014 general election, the site was the second-highest performing early voting site with 14.1 percent of total early voting share. The site also is near the highest concentration of minority voters in the County.

“I am outraged by the decision of the new Republican majority of the Montgomery County Board of Elections to eliminate early voting in East County. Early voting sites are intended to be chosen to allow the greatest number of people—not just Republicans—to vote,” said Hucker.

“This decision is naked voter suppression that will make it harder for thousands of working families and minorities in my district to exercise their right to vote,” he said. “It is akin to previous efforts by Republican activists in recent statewide elections—such as the distribution of misleading flyers in Prince George’s County and fraudulent robocalls to suppress the vote in the City of Baltimore. I am exploring all options to fight this decision, as well as to continue to make voting more accessible for as many residents as possible.”

State and County Officials Held a News Conference to Address Decision on Early Voting Sites (VIDEO)

Early Voting Centers News EventNavarroSpeaksA 10-1-15

Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro, chair of the council’s Government Operations and Fiscal Policy (GO) Committee, led a news conference on Thursday in Rockville to address the decision announced earlier this week by the Montgomery County Board of Elections (BOE) to relocate two established early voting sites in Montgomery County. More than 150 people attended […]

Read more

Van Hollen Calls on State Board to Reject Proposal to Change Early Voting Sites in MoCo

Congressman Van Hollen on the Purple Line 450 x 280

Congressman Chris Van Hollen sent a letter to the Maryland Board of Elections this week urging the rejection of a proposal to change early voting sites in Montgomery County. The Board is considering a proposal to eliminate early voting at the Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center in Bethesda and the Marilyn J. Praisner Community […]

Read more

BOE President Says Vote on Early Voting Centers was not Politics

CRTW-Ep169-Early-Voting-Centers_July-12-2013

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, James Shalleck, the president of the Board of Elections (BOE), says a recent BOE vote on nine early voting sites in Montgomery County was not politics. Take a look: Find out more about early voting in Montgomery County, here.

Read more

Board of Elections Votes on Locations of Early Voting Centers (VIDEO)

photo of sign on early voting center

UPDATED The Montgomery County Board of Elections (BOE) has made a decision, by a 3-2 vote, about the locations of nine sites for early voting in Montgomery County. The BOE voted to retain seven of the previous utilized early voting sites but dropped early voting centers in Bethesda and Burtonsville and added sites in Potomac and […]

Read more

Tom Hucker: "I'm Outraged" by BOE Decision

tom hucker new.fw

Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker, who represents Council District 5 that includes Burtonsville and the eastern portion of the County, today said he was “outraged” by the decision of the of Montgomery County Board of Elections on Monday to eliminate the Marilyn J. Praisner Community Center in Burtonsville as an early voting site in the […]

Read more

Roger Berliner Disappointed by Decision of BOE on Early Voting Center Location

Picture of Roger Berliner

In response to the Montgomery County Board of Elections’ decision to replace the Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center for the Potomac Community Center as an early voting location for the 2016 elections, Montgomery County Councilmember Roger Berliner today issued the following statement: “I am deeply disappointed with the decision by the Montgomery County Board […]

Read more
Sonya Burke

About Sonya Burke

Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at sburke@mymcmedia.org or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.

Comments

| No comments yet.



Engage us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter