vote

June 1, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Riemer Joins List of Challengers to Elrich’s Re-Election Bid

And then there were three candidates running for Montgomery County Executive in the June 2022 primary. County Executive Marc Elrich previously announced he is seeking re-election. He was elected to that position in November of 2018. As of June 1, he has two opponents, County Councilmember Hans Riemer and businessperson David Blair. As Riemer strongly […]

Read more

May 27, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Choudhury Replacing Retiring Salmon as State Superintendent of Schools 

The Maryland Board of Education unanimously approved Mohammed Choudhury as the state’s next Superintendent of Schools on Thursday. Currently, Choudhury is Associate Superintendent and Chief Strategy, Talent and Innovation Officer for the San Antonio Independent School District in Texas. His new role is effective July 1. Current State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon will retire June […]

Read more

April 21, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Voting for Student Member of the Board of Education This Week

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students will be able to vote for the next Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) this Thursday, April 22 and Friday, April 23. Henry Kaye and Hana O’Looney are this year’s finalists for the position. Both candidates are juniors at Richard Montgomery High School. Kaye is an eagle […]

Read more

April 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Approves Limited Capacity for School Graduations, Other Guidance for Ceremonies

The Montgomery County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to limit school graduation ceremonies to 50% of venue capacity for outdoor ceremonies; capacity is limited to 25% for indoor ceremonies or 250 people, whichever is fewer people. Read the regulation detailing new graduation guidance.  Schools that want to have an indoor graduation must obtain a letter of […]

Read more

February 9, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Indoor Dining Will Reopen on Valentine’s Day at 25% Capacity

Montgomery County will resume indoor dining at 25% capacity beginning Sunday, Feb. 14 at 7 a.m. The county council voted 7-2 on Tuesday to approve County Executive Marc Elrich’s executive order to make the change. Customers are limited to a 90-minute indoor dining period and on-site alcohol consumption must stop at 10 p.m. According to […]

Read more

January 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Rep. Andy Harris Skipped Impeachment Vote; Says He Would’ve Voted Nay

Maryland Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD. 1) skipped Wednesday’s vote to impeach President Donald Trump. The impeachment passed in the House 232 to 197; 10 Republicans joined the Democrats in voting in favor of impeachment. The impeachment process will now move to the Senate. Reps. Kay Granger (R-TX. 12), Gregory Murphy (R-NC. 3) and Daniel Webster […]

Read more

January 7, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Will Provide Support for Students Following Chaos in D.C.

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will offer safe spaces for students to discuss Wednesday’s events in Washington, D.C., when supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building. In a letter to the school community, MCPS leaders supported the right to peacefully protest and condemned inciting violence. MCPS encouraged parents and guardians to discuss the […]

Read more

December 11, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

Maryland’s Electors to Cast Presidential Vote Dec. 14

Maryland’s electors will cast their vote for president and vice president Monday, Dec. 14 at noon, as part of the Electoral College process. While they will vote in the State House, this year’s event will be closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be livestreamed on the Maryland Board of […]

Read more

December 11, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Maryland Attorney General Opposes Texas Lawsuit Challenging Election Results

Update: The Supreme Court denied Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit Friday. Original Post: Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh joined 22 other attorneys general in a brief asking the Supreme Court to reject a Texas lawsuit challenging 2020 election results. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing four battleground states— Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin— […]

Read more

November 30, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Monday’s Results Certification Officially Wraps Up 2020 General Election

The Montgomery County Board of Elections counted the last batch of ballots last week, and the next step was the audit and certification process, which recently wrapped up. According to officials, the procedure included hand counting and matching every signed Voter Authority Card submitted during early voting and election day. Certification of results for the […]

Read more

Engage us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter