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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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August 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Trone, Officials Urge Postal Service to Safeguard Voting, Medicine Deliveries in Montgomery County

U.S. Rep. David Trone (D-Md.) and several elected officials in Montgomery County are urging U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy not to mess with the United States Postal Service. Trone held a news conference outside of the Gaithersburg Post Office on Summit Avenue Friday, where two constituents spoke about their experiences with USPS delays. Victoria Paton, […]

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July 30, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Board of Elections Strongly Recommends Vote-By-Mail Option

The 2020 General Election process will have a different look compared to previous years due to the COVID-19 health crisis. The Montgomery County Board of Elections is providing information to help make voting as easy and as safe as possible for residents on November 3. During his press conference on July 22, Governor Larry Hogan said […]

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July 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

‘The View’ Cohosts Confront Hogan About South Korea COVID-19 Test Kits, Mail-In-Voting

Gov. Larry Hogan made an appearance on ABC’s “The View” Monday. Among the topics cohosts grilled Hogan on included the progress of Maryland’s 500,000 coronavirus tests kits from South Korea and his stance on mail-in-voting for the upcoming 2020 presidential election: Hogan also discussed the 2015 in Baltimore protests and his upcoming memoir “Still Standing: […]

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July 8, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Local Leaders Slam Hogan for Rejecting Universal Mail-In-Ballots in November

Gov. Larry Hogan announced in a statement Wednesday that he’s directed the State Board of Elections to conduct normal, in person voting—as well as early voting—for the presidential election on November 3, “with enhanced voting options in light of the #COVID19 pandemic.” In a letter to State Board of Elections Chairman Michael Cogan, Hogan said, […]

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June 16, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Board of Elections Releases Figures on Ballots Received, Counted

The Montgomery County Board of Elections released the number of ballots received and counted for the 2020 Presidential Primary Election. According to the Montgomery County Board of Elections, here are the preliminary turnout figures as of June 15 at 10:25 a.m. : 670,375 eligible active registered voters in Montgomery County 671,273 Vote-by-Mail sent 4,584 regular ballots […]

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June 3, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Harris and Dasgupta Currently Lead At-Large School Board Race

Montgomery County Board of Education at-large candidates Lynne Harris and Sunil Dasgupta are leading the race, according to the Maryland State Board of Elections.  The vote count was last updated at 11:43 a.m. Harris has 28.1 percent of votes (16,460). Dasgupta has 18.1 percent (10,594). Candidate Stephen Austin follows the two with 15.8 percent of […]

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June 1, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Montgomery County Braces for Mail-In Primary Election

With Maryland’s presidential primary election set for Tuesday, many mail-in ballots were delayed in reaching voters across Montgomery County. All registered voters in the county were scheduled to receive a mail-in ballot by May 22 in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Maryland’s presidential primary was originally scheduled for April 28 before Gov. Larry Hogan postponed […]

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May 20, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Steps to Vote by Mail for the Presidential Primary

Voting in the June 2 presidential primary election will be a bit different than in years past. Due to the public health emergency, this election will take place by mail. All eligible voters will receive a ballot in the mail this week. Maryland holds closed primaries, meaning voters who are registered with the Republican or […]

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April 7, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Board of Elections Seeks Feedback on Voting Centers for June 2 Election

Montgomery County Board of Elections is conducting a telephone meeting Wednesday to select voting centers for Maryland’s June 2 Presidential Primary Election. On April 2, the Maryland State Board of Elections adopted a plan for the Presidential Primary Election. The plan — which would need to be approved by Gov. Larry Hogan — requires local […]

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