New American Citizen Votes in Wheaton (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Marylanders turned out in record numbers on the first day of early voting in the General Election. One of the nearly 2,000 people who lined up at the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad is a native of Brazil. MyMCMedia’s Phyllis Armstrong reports on the new citizen’s first trip to the polls in America.

Izis Weills says voting is mandatory in Brazil. Maryland elections officials estimate an early voter turnout of some 22,498 people in Montgomery County on October 27. That represents about three percent of the county’s voting population. In 2014, just over five and a half percent of the county’s eligible and active voters went to the polls during the early voting period. Take a look at Future County Voters Prepare for Citizenship in Free Classes for more information on Montgomery College program.

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Phyllis Armstrong

About Phyllis Armstrong

Phyllis Armstrong is a multimedia journalist with more than 30 years of experience in writing, reporting and broadcasting. She covered a wide range of news interests and issues as a general assignment reporter for WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C. from 1984 to 2009. Phyllis has continued to produce feature stories about local restaurants, culinary professionals and minority achievers for several online publications. Cooking, reading and Tai Chi are among are favorite things to do.


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