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September 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

What Happens if Someone Photocopies an Online Ballot?

In Maryland, residents will receive applications to request a mail-in ballot to vote in the November 2020 general election. Residents can also request a ballot to be delivered by mail, fax or electronically. Ballots must be completed by hand and delivered by mail or in-person. If you choose to receive an online ballot, you must […]

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September 14, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Voting Drop Boxes Will Be Located Throughout The County

Del. Eric Luedtke, D-14, designed a map to show where ballot drop boxes will be set up in the county. Currently, only two drop boxes have been set up. They are located at the Montgomery County Board of Elections and Rockville City Hall. Both requests for mail in ballots and completed ballots can be placed […]

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August 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Local Leaders React to Michelle Obama DNC Speech

Monday was the first night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.  Speakers included Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Former First Lady Michelle Obama. Obama’s speech received attention on social media and #ItIsWhatItIs became a popular hashtag after her blunt statement about President Donald Trump’s performance. “Donald Trump is the wrong […]

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August 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

State Sen. Kagan Offers Advice for Smooth Voting Process

Marylanders will be mailed applications to request a ballot for the upcoming November election. Sen. Cheryl Kagan (D-Montgomery), who represents Rockville and Gaithersburg, offered advice on how to easily make sure your vote is counted. For example, she recommends requesting your application through the post office and not through internet delivery. The 2020 election is […]

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August 12, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

No Stranger to ‘Firsts,’ Councilmember Navarro Applauds Harris Nomination

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he had chosen California Sen. Kamala Harris to be his running-vice president.  If elected, Harris would be the first woman and person of color to be vice president. The historic pick is personal for one Montgomery County Councilmember in particular. Nancy Navarro is no stranger to […]

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March 24, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Questions About Voting in Montgomery County During a Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has already affected Montgomery County residents planning to vote in the the 2020 presidential primary election. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the election has been rescheduled to take place June 2, after it was originally set for April 28. As we continue to respond to the health crisis, Gilberto Zelaya, the outreach […]

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December 3, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Council Elects Katz, Hucker as New President, Vice President

The Montgomery County Council elected a new Council President and Vice President to one-year terms on Tuesday. Sidney Katz will serve as Council President, while Tom Hucker will become the new Vice President for the upcoming year. Each vote was unanimous. Outgoing Council President Nancy Navarro, who served as the only woman on the council […]

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November 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Election Results Certified

The Gaithersburg Board of Supervisors of Elections officially certified the winners of Gaithersburg’s election for three City Councilmembers as Neil Harris, Ryan Spiegel and Robert Wu. The newly elected officials will be sworn in at a Mayor and City Council meeting on Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Each newly elected city councilmember will serve a […]

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November 6, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Newton Re-Elected in Rockville

Two New Members on City Council; Gaithersburg Returns Incumbents Bridget Donnell Newton won another term as mayor of Rockville on Tuesday defeating Councilwoman Virginia Onley. In the city’s first vote-by-mail election, Newton captured 7,561 votes compared with Onley’s 4,230. The results, which came about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, are unofficial. Councilmembers Beryl Feinberg and Mark Pierzchala […]

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October 9, 2018 | Laura Rowles

Chamber Holds 13th Annual Upcounty Business Breakfast Briefing

Thirteen years ago, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) established the Upcounty Business Breakfast Briefing (UCBBB) which affords Chamber members and Upcounty Business Leaders an opportunity to discuss legislative issues with their elected officials. On Tuesday, October 2 the GGCC was honored to have Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett; and State Senators Cheryl Kagan, […]

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