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October 12, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Deadline: Register To Vote in Maryland by Oct. 13

Are you registered to vote in the Nov. 3 Presidential Election? The last day to register to vote in Maryland is Tuesday, Oct. 13. So, in order to cast your ballot in this upcoming election, make sure you check your voter registration by clicking this link. If you need to register, here’s what you can […]

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October 12, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Even With Two Ballot Questions, Council Makeup Could Remain the Same

If both ballot questions concerning changes to the size of the county council should fail, the existing structure of five councilmembers representing a specific district and four others holding at-large seats will remain. If both pass, the status quo also would remain and the make up of the council would not change, explained Christine Wellons, […]

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October 9, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Montgomery County Judge Candidates Take Part in Live Discussion Friday

American Africans United, with support from the Lincoln Park Historical Foundation and GapBuster Inc., is hosting a live discussion with all six Judge candidates for the Montgomery County Circuit Court. Scheduled to begin Friday Oct. 9 at 7 p.m., the discussion can be viewed on Facebook, YouTube, Periscope, Twitch, and the Afrique Today website. Viewers […]

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October 6, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Ballot Drop Boxes Available in Montgomery County for 2020 General Election

Montgomery County is offering several ways to drop off mail-in ballots for the 2020 election. For those who request a mail-in-ballot, one option for returning the ballot is by placing it in one of the county’s secure ballot drop boxes. Montgomery County Board of Elections says, “Ballot drop off boxes are monitored and secured by […]

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October 5, 2020 | Staff Writer

MoCo’s Most Famous Podcast: Former Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett

Isiah “Ike” Leggett has come out of retirement. But just briefly he says. Leggett, 76, has joined a group including David Blair, Connie Morella and Carmen Ortiz Larsen whose goal is to fight against two questions on the ballot for the upcoming election: Questions B and D. Leggett spoke to MyMCMedia’s Joe Yasharoff in the […]

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October 1, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

County Council, BOE Hash Out Details For Secure, Transparent Elections

Montgomery County Board of Election members spent two hours Oct. 1 detailing how the upcoming elections will be as safe and transparent as possible. However, they warned members of the county council that the process could be a long one, extending well past election night. As of Thursday afternoon, 325,998 county residents had applied to […]

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September 30, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

School Board Candidate Apologizes for Comments in Blair Student Newspaper

Lynne Harris, a candidate for the at-large seat on the Montgomery County Board of Education, issued a statement Monday apologizing for comments she made to Silver Chips, the student newspaper for Montgomery Blair High School. On Sunday, the student newspaper published statements from Harris—as well as the opposing at-large school board candidate, Sunil Dasgupta—regarding the […]

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September 29, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Still Fighting Tax Increases, Ficker Sponsors Ballot Question B

Perennial political candidate Robin Ficker, a Republican, is continuing his long fight to stop tax increases in Montgomery County. He is the sponsor of Ballot Question B, which would take away the county’s power to enact property taxes that would exceed the rate of inflation even if all nine members of the county council agreed […]

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September 29, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Instan a Votantes a Solicitar Papeletas por Correo Antes de la Fecha Límite

La Junta de Elecciones del Condado de Montgomery ha alentado a todos los votantes elegibles a emitir su papeletas de votación por correo, debido a la pandemia de Covid-19. La fecha límite para enviar una solicitud es el martes 20 de octubre de 2020. Los votantes registrados pueden votar por correo o en persona. La […]

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September 29, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Voters Urged to Request Mail-In Ballots as Deadline Approaches

The Montgomery County Board of Elections has encouraged all eligible voters to cast mail-in ballots due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The deadline to submit a completed application of the ballot is Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. Registered voters can either vote by mail or in person. The Board stated in a press release that voting by […]

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