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September 23, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan: ‘It Would Be a Mistake’ to ‘Ram Through’ Supreme Court Nominee Before Election

During an interview for The Texas Tribune Festival Wednesday, Gov. Larry Hogan weighed in on the debate over filling the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat before the General Election on Nov. 3. “It would be a mistake for the Senate to ram through a nominee before the election on a partisan line […]

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September 22, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

National Voter Registration Day Means the Clock is Ticking

Tuesday marks National Voter Registration Day. It serves as a friendly reminder for residents to be prepared for the upcoming election on Nov. 3 — just six weeks away. Montgomery County Board of Elections officials say it’s critical that you’re registered to vote, and your information is current. “If the mail-in address is different than […]

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September 22, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

League of Women Voters to Host Virtual Forum for School Board Candidates Oct. 5

The League of Women Voters of Montgomery County (LWVMC) will host a virtual forum Oct. 5 for candidates running for Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education. The event will feature the following candidates: At-large candidates: Sunil Dasgupta and Lynne Harris; District 2 candidates: Michael Fryar and Rebecca Smondrowski; District 4 candidates: Shebra Evans and […]

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September 18, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Board of Education Candidate Talks With High School Students About Virtual Learning

Montgomery County Board of Education candidate Sunil Dasgupta talked with students from local high schools Thursday night about their experiences with virtual learning and what they think could be done better. “I want to come out of this [pandemic] stronger. I want to come out of this not with the old normal. I want to […]

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September 18, 2020 | Staff Writer

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Early Voting Centers Open Oct. 26 to Nov. 2 in Montgomery County

Montgomery County voters can cast their ballots for the Nov. 3, 2020, General Election at eleven Early Voting Centers from Oct. 26 through Nov. 2. The hours of operation for each early voting center is 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Any registered voter may cast a ballot at any one of these sites using the […]

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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 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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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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