#mocovotes 2020

September 17, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Candidates Forum for Circuit Court, Board of Education Races Scheduled for Monday

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and Lincoln Park Historical Foundation are co-hosting two virtual candidates forums on Monday, Sept. 21 starting at 6 p.m. The forums include the candidates for the Board of Education races at 6 p.m. and the candidates for Judge of the Circuit Court race at 8 p.m. There are three Board of […]

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September 17, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Junta Electoral de Montgomery Urge Solicitar el Voto por Correo lo Antes Posible

Las personas en todo el país están comenzando a recibir avisos del Servicio Postal de los EE.UU. con respecto a la preparación de la votación por correo. Si bien el mensaje recomienda a los votantes que soliciten las papeletas de votación por correo al menos 15 días antes del día de las elecciones, la Junta […]

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September 16, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Board of Elections Advises to ‘Plan Ahead’ for Mail-In Deadlines:

People throughout the nation are starting to get notices from the U.S. Postal Service regarding vote-by-mail preparation. While the message recommends voters to request mail-in ballots at least 15 days before Election Day, Montgomery County Board of Elections says that’s cutting it too close and that residents should do it even sooner. The Board of […]

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September 14, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Board of Elections: A Few Thousand Poll Workers Still Needed

Montgomery County Board of Elections officials say there is a high demand for poll workers – especially candidates who are bilingual and Republican. Currently, lots of volunteers have signed up, but the hands-on training sessions are at half-capacity due to a lack of candidates following through on the application process. Without enough poll workers, authorities […]

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August 25, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Washington Grove Mayor: ‘The Absence of the Post Office Would Have a Devastating Effect’

John Compton, the mayor of Washington Grove, says the absence of a functioning post office would have a “devastating effect” on his small town, which takes up 200 acres of land. Washington Grove, the historical “town within a forest,” was incorporated in 1937, and is home to around 555 people with about 200 households. The […]

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August 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Trone, Officials Urge Postal Service to Safeguard Voting, Medicine Deliveries in Montgomery County

U.S. Rep. David Trone (D-Md.) and several elected officials in Montgomery County are urging U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy not to mess with the United States Postal Service. Trone held a news conference outside of the Gaithersburg Post Office on Summit Avenue Friday, where two constituents spoke about their experiences with USPS delays. Victoria Paton, […]

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August 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Rep. Trone on Virtual Democratic Convention: ‘Just Knocked it Out of the Park’

U.S. Rep. David Trone (D-Md.) spoke to MyMCMedia about this week’s unconventional virtual Democratic National Convention. Trone is excited about this year’s Democratic ticket and said, “I thought the virtual piece just knocked it out of the park and the conventions will change forever.” On Thursday, two women with Montgomery County connections had prominent roles […]

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August 18, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Junta Electoral Brinda Actualizaciones Importantes sobre las Elecciones

La nueva Proclamación del gobernador Larry Hogan para las elecciones generales del 3 de noviembre incluye cambios notables. Los funcionarios de la Junta Electoral del Condado de Montgomery dicen que hay muchos detalles importantes que los residentes deben conocer cuando se trata de votar. La votación anticipada se llevará a cabo del 26 de octubre […]

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August 18, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin Leads Rally to ‘Save the Post Office’ with Leisure World Residents

A group of Leisure World residents rallied in support of protecting the post office from political dismantling Tuesday afternoon. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), who represents District 8, joined the residents for a “United States Postal Service Day of Action” news conference outside of the Leisure World post office. Several residents, including Louise Doss-Martin, spoke in […]

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August 18, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Board of Elections Provides Important Updates About November Election

Governor Larry Hogan’s new Proclamation for the November 3 General Election includes a lot of notable changes. Montgomery County Board of Elections officials says there are many important details for local residents to be aware of when it comes to voting. Early voting will be held from October 26 to November 2 in Montgomery County. 11 local early […]

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