Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 28, in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 28, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County:

1. Early Voting Day 3: Early voting is underway until Nov. 2. You can early vote in-person between 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 11 early voting centers. Montgomery County residents who are eligible but not yet registered to vote may do so at any early voting center in the county, just be sure to bring proof of residency. To check wait times at your closest voting centers, text EV and your zip code to 77788 (or download the mobile application). If you have a completed mail-in ballot here are 42 drop box locations where you can submit it.

Make sure you go to the polls with a plan. Click here to check out MyMCMedia’s 2020 General Election Guide.

2. Weekly COVID-19 Media Briefing: County Executive Marc Elrich, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles and Emergency Management Director Dr. Earl Stoddard will hold their weekly media briefing at 12:30 p.m. They will be joined by Dr. Gilberto Zelaya, of the county Board of Elections. You can watch live on MCM channels 21 and 995 (HD) and on Facebook and County Cable Montgomery.

3. Youth Town Hall: The Montgomery County Council will hold a virtual youth town hall at 7 p.m. to learn more about issues affecting young people in our county.

4. Adolescent Substance Abuse Program: The Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention Program is offering a free Zoom session at 4 :30 p.m. about the cycle of addiction. Parents and teens can participate.

5. Free Food Distribution: Pick up free boxed groceries and meals from 1-3 p.m. at 31 Norwood Road in Silver Spring.

And as a reminder to our loyal readers…Find the latest coronavirus news updates in Montgomery County here.

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Maryam Shahzad

About Maryam Shahzad

Maryam is a reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She graduated from the University of Maryland in December with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. Previously, she was an intern with MCM. Maryam loves visual media and always says the movie is better than the book. She can be reached at mshahzad@mymcmedia.org or on Twitter @maryam_mcm.

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