July 7, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Junta Electoral de Montgomery Busca Jueces Bilingües y Llama a Registrarse

Se acercan las elecciones generales presidenciales de 2020 el 3 de noviembre, por ende la Junta Electoral del condado de Montgomery recuerda a los residentes la importancia de registrarse para participar en las elecciones e invita a voluntarios bilingües para que sirvan como jueces. El Dr. Gilberto Zelaya, Oficial de Información Pública de la Junta […]

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July 6, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Board of Elections Reminding Residents About Importance of Voter Registration

With the 2020 presidential general election approaching on November 3, residents are reminded about the importance of voter registration and the role it plays in the entire voting process.  Montgomery County Board of Elections Public Information Officer, Dr. Gilberto Zelaya, says it’s critical that residents are not only registered to vote but that their registration record is up-to-date with […]

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June 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

House Will Vote on Policing Act; Would Make it Easier to Prosecute Officers

On Thursday the House of Representatives will vote on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020, a bill that aims to reform policing and hold officers accountable.  If passed, the bill will ban chokeholds and no-knock warrants, limit military equipment use, make lynching a federal crime and create a national misconduct database. The […]

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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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May 19, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

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Andrés to Join Biden for Virtual Town Hall on Food Insecurity

At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Chef José Andrés of Bethesda is joining former Vice President Joe Biden (the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee) for a virtual town hall. The town hall is hosted by Yahoo News and will focus on food insecurity and the future of the restaurant industry. TONIGHT: Join @joebiden and @chefjoseandres in our live […]

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April 23, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Cambios en las Elecciones Primarias de Montgomery

El Doctor Gilberto Zelaya, Portavoz de la Junta de Elecciones del Condado de Montgomery, explica sobre los cambios presentados para las elecciones primarias del próximo 2 de junio, debido a la pandemia COVID-19. Zelaya advierte que no habrá voto anticipado como en elecciones anteriores e insta a los votantes a enviar su papeleta de votación […]

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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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April 7, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Gaithersburg Book Festival Selects Poetry Contest Finalists

The Gaithersburg Book Festival has selected the finalists for their second annual high school student poetry contest. The book festival – originally scheduled for May 16 at Bohrer Park – was cancelled due to the coronavirus health crisis but the poetry contest is going on as planned. The first, second and third place winners will […]

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February 28, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Entries are Now Open for Girl Power Contest

In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Montgomery County Commission for Women is seeking entries from Montgomery County residents ages 5 to 105 for their fourth annual Girl Power Contest. Entries typically are short stories, poems and drawings but creativity is encouraged, and alternative creative expressive submissions are welcomed. All entries must address the following […]

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February 21, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

School Board Committee Proposes No Academic Requirements for MCPS Athletes Freshman Year

In a Policy Management Committee meeting on Feb. 18, the Montgomery County school board committee proposed that high school freshmen should be eligible for sports and extracurricular activities regardless of their grades. The discussion initiated when reviewing the student policy that requires student-athletes to maintain a 2.0 GPA and have no more than one failing […]

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