Voting

April 25, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Election Day Tips (VIDEO)

Election Day is tomorrow, April 26, and if early voting is any indication, there may be some long lines at the polls. Although the polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., midday is often the slowest time of the day for turnout. Board of Elections Spokesperson Marjorie Roher has some more voting tips […]

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April 21, 2016 | Tonia Bui

Reflections from the 8th CD Candidate Forum: Targeting Beyond Mainstream

Last month, one of the 8th Congressional District 8 Candidates Forums was sponsored by the Coordination Council of Chinese American Associations (CCCAA). This forum targeted the Chinese American community, and by extension the other Asian American communities, in Montgomery County. The forum brought over a 100 people – couples and families, young and old, all packed […]

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March 14, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Maryland Voters Will Use New Voting Machines for the 2016 Election (VIDEOS)

Maryland voters will head to the polls as early as April 14 for early voting during the primary election. Voters will have two ways to cast their ballots when they vote this year. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Board of Elections Outreach Ambassador Nina Uzick describes how to use the new accessible touch […]

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March 9, 2016 | Tonia Bui

How Can You Get Out the Vote?

What exactly does it mean to “Get Out the Vote” (GOTV)? For those who are new to campaigning, it simply means helping turnout votes during election time. The GOTV process involves field campaign staff targeting specific blocks of voters by precincts.  Most field strategies are based on election rules and primarily involve voter contact. Voter […]

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February 5, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on the upcoming Feb. 9th snow operations debriefing, the county’s truancy program, the reopening of the Twinbrook Library and much more. You can watch the show, in its entirety, below:

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October 5, 2015 | Staff Writer

Bilingual Voters Needed to Serve at the Polls (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Board of Elections (BOE) is seeking bilingual voters to work at early voting sites and at polling places on Election Day. BOE officials recruit bilingual workers every election. Spanish speaking workers are especially needed to meet the Federal requirements of Section 203 of the 1975 Voting Rights Act, which stipulates that bilingual Spanish […]

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September 27, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Increasing Voter Turnout in the 2016 Election (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Board of Elections (BOE) President James Shalleck talks about what the staff is doing to help increase voter turnout in next year’s election. Take a look: Find out more about early voting in the 2016 election, here.

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September 24, 2015 | Jeff Getek

Riderwood Hosts Preview Event for New Voting System

The campaign for the nation’s highest office is well underway as Marylanders learn about presidential candidates from both parties. Next year, those casting ballots in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County will be using a new voting system that features a paper trail. Residents of Riderwood, the Erickson Living retirement community, received a preview of […]

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September 10, 2015 | Aline Barros

New Voting Machines Ready For Rockville and the 2016 Primary Elections (VIDEO)

Maryland’s new voting machines are expected to make their debut for residents in Rockville’s upcoming election in November. These machines will also be in place for the primary election in Spring 2016. In this MyMCMedia Extra, Montgomery County Board of Elections Voting Coordinator Gilberto Zelaya shows how the new machine works. Rockville’s early voting is on Oct. 24 […]

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April 29, 2015 | Krista Brick

Student Elections Underway for Student Member of MCPS School Board (VIDEOS)

UPDATED, April 29, 6 p.m. – MCPS will announce the results of the election for the next student member of board of education at 8 p.m. tonight, delayed due to a power outage. According to a Facebook post from the Montgomery County Student Government Association,  an electrical problem at one school delayed the count. ORIGINAL […]

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