#mocovotes 2020

November 25, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Board of Elections Counts Last Batch of Ballots

The Montgomery County Board of Elections counted the last batch of provisional ballots this week. According to officials, there was about a 79% turnout of voters for the 2020 election — a 6% increase compared to 2016. MyMCMedia spoke with Dr. Gilberto Zelaya from the Montgomery County Board of Elections to learn more. THE END […]

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November 16, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Gov. Hogan: ‘The Time Has Come’ for Trump to Concede

Gov. Larry Hogan spoke at the Ronald Reagan Institute Monday afternoon about the future of the Republican Party and his book, “Still Standing: Surviving Cancer, Riots, a Global Pandemic, and the Toxic Politics that Divide America.” During his appearance, Hogan was interviewed by Reagan Institute Director Roger Zakheim and said that President-elect Joe Biden had […]

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November 16, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Takoma Park Mayor, Councilmembers Sworn In

Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart and the six members of council, all incumbents, were sworn in Nov. 16. Stewart, who has been mayor since 2015, defeated Roger Schlegel Nov. 3 by a vote of 4,083 to 2,386. A total of 6,549 residents cast ballots out of the city’s 13,562 registered voters. According to Takoma Park […]

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November 4, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Board of Elections Prepares to Process Remaining Mail-In Ballots

Although Election Day has passed, the local Board of Elections is still working. More Vote-by-Mail ballots have to be processed which is referred to as the “canvass.” “We have at the moment scanned in as received about 331,000 mail-in-ballots… we have accepted around 175,000… so you will see those voter records flip from received to […]

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November 3, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Germantown Voters Voice Their Thoughts on Election Day

Montgomery County residents had 39 vote centers to choose from to cast their ballots – including the Germantown Recreation Center. MyMCMedia was there to ask voters for their thoughts on this historic election.

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November 3, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Delegate Charkoudian Hopes Voters Grant Legislators Budget Flexibility

Maryland Delegate Lorig Charkoudian has spent the past few months handing out political flyers and explaining where and how to vote to her District 20 constituents. Tonight she is hoping her efforts pay off and that Maryland voters approve state Question One, which authorizes the General Assembly to increase, decrease or add items to the […]

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November 3, 2020 | Staff Writer

District 2 School Board Candidate Solomon Makes Pitch to Voters in Wheaton

MyMCMedia spoke with Steve Solomon—a District 4 candidate for Montgomery County Public Schools’ Board of Education—on Election Day at Wheaton Library and Community Recreation Center. Solomon is running against incumbent Shebra Evans, who currently serves as the Board of Education’s president.

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November 3, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Takoma Park Residents Can Cast City Ballot in Person Election Day

Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart spoke to MyMCMedia Monday about the city’s election on Nov. 3. (Stewart is seeking reelection in the local election, running against Roger Schlegel.) Stewart says it’s the first time in Takoma Park history that the city’s election has fallen on the same day as the national election. She added that […]

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November 3, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Photos: Election Day 2020 in Montgomery County

MyMCMedia has visited several election centers on Election Day 2020. Here’s a look at photos from different locations we went to. Voters at Jane. E Lawton Community Recreation Center in Chevy Chase View this post on Instagram Here’s a look at some serious voting energy on Election Day. Several voters came out to cast their […]

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November 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Lawmakers Call on Hogan to Provide $2 Million for Businesses Along Purple Line

Several Maryland and Montgomery County lawmakers gathered outside of Evita’s Bridal Shop in Takoma Park Monday, calling on Gov. Larry Hogan to provide funding for businesses along the Purple Line. Many of those businesses are immigrant-owned, and they face a unique financial challenge because of Purple Line construction and restrictions placed on businesses because of […]

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