June 3, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Harris and Dasgupta Currently Lead At-Large School Board Race

Montgomery County Board of Education at-large candidates Lynne Harris and Sunil Dasgupta are leading the race, according to the Maryland State Board of Elections.  The vote count was last updated at 11:43 a.m. Harris has 28.1 percent of votes (16,460). Dasgupta has 18.1 percent (10,594). Candidate Stephen Austin follows the two with 15.8 percent of […]

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April 21, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Primary Presidential Election Voting Will Be Held By Mail

The June 2 presidential primary election will now take place by mail due to Gov. Larry Hogan’s new election procedures during the pandemic, the Board of Elections announced. Marylanders need to submit their voter’s registration or any updates to their voting record by Wednesday, May 27.  Because Maryland holds closed party primaries, only registered Democratic or […]

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May 23, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Attempt to Alter County’s Sample Ballot Because of Kamenetz Death Shot Down

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett said Wednesday night that he told the county Board of Elections it should give up an attempt to alter the county’s sample Democratic ballots — to inform voters of Kevin Kamenetz’s death and his replacement by Valerie Ervin. The Republican majority of the election board didn’t support a change in […]

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September 15, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Robin Ficker Testifies in Term Limits Petition Case in Rockville Courtroom (VIDEO)

UPDATED Montgomery County Judge Robert Greenberg heard oral arguments today in Rockville about a term limits case and the November ballot. Community activist and local attorney Robin Ficker organized a petition drive to ask voters to decide whether the County Executive and County Council should be limited to three terms.  The Board of Elections determined […]

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August 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Election Director Confirms Robin Ficker’s Term Limits Petition Has Enough Signatures

A Montgomery County Board of Elections (BOE) official announced on Tuesday that defense attorney and local activist Robin Ficker has collected more than the 10,000 signatures necessary to put term limits on the ballot later this year. In a letter to Ficker (that is posted on the BOE website), Election Director Margaret Jurgensen wrote, “the […]

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July 28, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Term Limit Ballot Question Petition to be Submitted August 8th

A petition to add a term limit referendum to the ballot this November will be submitted to the Montgomery County Board of Elections in August, according to Robin Ficker, the Republican activist who drafted the petition. In order for the question to get on the ballot, the petition needs to have 10,000 verified signatures. According to […]

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January 14, 2016 | Staff Writer

Election Judges Needed for Presidential Election

Montgomery County’s Board of Elections is seeking registered voters to serve as election judges at polling places for the Presidential Primary Election to be held on April 26. In order to serve in this paid position on Election Day or during Early Voting, an election judge must be registered to vote in the State of […]

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January 13, 2016 | Staff Writer

Filing Deadline Nears

The Board of Elections is reminding anyone who is planning to run for office that the deadline to file as a candidate for the 2016 Primary Election is Tuesday, February 3 at 9 p.m. Montgomery County individuals interested in running for Board of Education (Districts 2, 4, and At-Large) may file a Certificate of Candidacy […]

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November 27, 2015 | Sonya Burke

The Future of Liquor Control in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

After months of Ad Hoc Committee meetings and plans for reform, the future of the Department of Liquor Control continues to be a hot topic among local leaders in Montgomery County. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. You can find out more about the delegation’s Nov. 30th hearing, here.  

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November 10, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Delegate Bill Frick on Bill to Put MoCo’s Liquor Monopoly to Referendum (VIDEO)

Maryland Delegate Bill Frick is pushing state legislation that could end the liquor monopoly in Montgomery County. If the General Assembly passes this bill in the upcoming legislative session, Frick said voters would decide at the ballot box in 2016 if they want to keep Montgomery County’s liquor monopoly in place or not. In this […]

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