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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 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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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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September 3, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Attorney General: Those Who Try to Vote Twice Will Be Prosecuted

While visiting North Carolina Wednesday, President Trump suggested residents should try to vote by mail more than once. The president doubled-down on his comments on social media Thursday, continuing to sow confusion in the upcoming election. Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh responded to the president’s comments on Twitter Thursday, saying, “Please, folks, don’t follow Trump’s advice. […]

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September 1, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Cerca de Cien Mil Residentes de Montgomery han Solicitado Papeletas de Votación

El condado de Montgomery tendrá 39 centros de votación, 11 de los cuales también funcionarán como centros de votación anticipada, para las elecciones del 3 de noviembre. Los centros están ubicados en todo el condado, por lo que el 99.6 por ciento de los votantes estarán a cinco millas de donde pueden emitir su voto, […]

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September 1, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Almost 100,000 County Residents Have Requested Write-In Ballots

Montgomery County will have 39 voting centers, 11 of which will also operate as early voting centers, for the Nov. 3 election. The centers are located throughout the county so that 99.6 percent of voters will be within five miles of where they can cast a vote, according to the Maryland State Board of Elections. […]

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August 27, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne and Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Teacher, Who Ran for Congress, Charged With Sexual Abuse of Student

A Montgomery County Public Schools teacher, who was also a former Maryland Congressional candidate, was arrested Wednesday and faces several charges for inappropriate sexual contact with an eighth-grade student. Montgomery County Police Department said in a statement that there’s a possibility of additional victims. Police say Maxwell Bero, 30, of Clarksburg allegedly had sexual interactions […]

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August 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Board of Education At-Large Candidates Offer Different Takes on Webcam Rule

On Tuesday the Montgomery County Board of Education unanimously approved a fall semester plan. Instruction will be all-virtual throughout the first semester, which ends Jan. 21, 2021. The plan includes on and off-screen learning. Online classes will be recorded, and students are required to keep their cameras on unless parents and students opt out. Some […]

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August 27, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Councilmember Glass Calls for More Ballot Drop Boxes

During an Aug. 21 press conference in Gaithersburg on protecting the United States Postal Service, Montgomery County Councilmember Evan Glass said he reached out to the Maryland State Board of Elections advocating for more ballot drop boxes throughout Montgomery County. Glass made the request out of concern that the “postal service isn’t running as optimally […]

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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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