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November 9, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Maryland Legislators Praise Biden Victory: ‘Democracy and Decency Have Prevailed’

The two United States Democratic senators from Maryland hailed the results of the presidential election, predicting it foretold good things for the state’s residents. Under a President-Elect Joe Biden’s administration, residents who work for the federal government will be respected, climate change will be addressed as well as other issues including gun safety and equity, […]

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November 9, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

County Conducts Annual Sweep to Remove Political Signs

After Monday, the numbers of those all-too-familiar political signs will diminish in public places. The Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services will be removing all political signs Monday that are on county roads’ right of way during their annual sweep. Candidates must remove their signs from polling places immediately after the site is closed. Their […]

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November 6, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

State Tops Own Record for Same Day Voter Registration

Maryland voters set a record for same day registration and neared the record high for same day address changes, according to the state Board of Elections. During early voting, 12,728 Marylanders registered to vote at the same time they filled out their ballot. The previous record was from the 2016 general election when 7,884 people […]

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November 5, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Montgomery County Election Workers Continue Counting Mail-In-Ballots

The Montgomery County Board of Elections began processing the remaining mail-in-ballots on Thursday. The canvassing process began at 1:30 p.m. and will run until 6 p.m. The next canvass will be on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 9:30 a.m. Residents can watch the process via live stream. Canvassing will continue as needed until all ballots are […]

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November 5, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

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Ortman-Fouse: Voting is ‘Fundamental to the Backbone of our Democracy’

Former Montgomery County School Board member Jill Ortman-Fouse traveled to North Carolina, where she was raised and attended school, to help make sure that anyone whose mail in ballot was questioned had the opportunity to fix it and have the vote counted. After knocking on “dozens and dozens of doors,” she said she realized that […]

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November 4, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Resultados de la Votación Sobre la Junta Escolar, Congreso y Preguntas del Condado

Los resultados del día de las elecciones para el condado de Montgomery están publicados en la página de la Junta de Elecciones del Estado de Maryland. Con la excepción de la carrera por el Congreso entre Charles Anthony (R) y el titular John Sarbanes (D), el 100% de los resultados del día de las elecciones […]

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November 4, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Both Ballot Questions Supported by Council Appear to Have Passed

Although not all votes have been counted, it appears that Montgomery County voters opted to change the way property taxes are determined and also increase the size of the council from the current nine to 11. Councilmember Andrew Friedson, who wrote Question A, said if the final count supports this measure, it will be “a […]

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November 3, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

10 Greater Olney Residents Share What Issues Influenced Their Votes

MyMCMedia visited two Sandy Spring voting centers on Election Day: Sherwood High School and Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department Station 2. There, we spoke to 10 Olney-area voters about what issues influenced their Election Day vote. Photos from Sandy Spring on Election Day Here’s some photos from Election Day in Sandy Spring: View this post […]

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November 3, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Grass Roots Group Determined to Eliminate At-Large Council Seats

Kimbyln Persaud, chair of Nine Districts for Montgomery County, said that even if County voters don’t eliminate all at-large council districts, “We’ve already won,” because the county councilmembers had to fight back. She pointed out it took several elections to get term limits approved, so she said if her group is not successful, “This will […]

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November 3, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Raskin, Fellow Democrats Impressed by Huge Voter Turnout; Optimistic Biden Will Win

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, who was expected to be overwhelmingly reelected to represent the 8th District, said he was optimistic Joe Biden would be the next president. “I think there is going to be a massive popular rejection of [President Donald] Trump when all the votes get counted,” he said, adding that the job of […]

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