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Leggett’s Governor Pick Is Rushern Baker … For Now (VIDEO)

County Executive Ike Leggett said he was not running for governor, and his pick — at least for now — is his former student, Rushern Baker. Baker is the county executive of Prince George’s County. Leggett discussed his...

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Union Hears from Democratic Candidates for Governor (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Four potential Democratic gubernatorial candidates appeared before members of SEIU Local 500 on Wednesday night making their pitches on what they would do for progressive causes in Annapolis. Each candidate addressed union...

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Delaney’s Future: “Working on Next Steps” (VIDEO)

Is Maryland congressman John Delaney planning a run for governor? That’s the question a lot of people are asking as the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election is just a little over a year away, June 26, 2018. Earlier this...

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Questions About Campaign Financing Fund Raised at GO Committee Meeting

There were several questions raised about Montgomery County’s new public election fund at the County Council’s Government Operations and Fiscal Policy (GO) Committee meeting Thursday morning. Leading the discussion...

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Councilmember Tom Hucker Files for Reelection to District 5 Council Seat (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker is running for reelection to keep his District 5 County Council seat. Hucker filed his elections paperwork Monday at the Board of Elections offices in Gaithersburg. He is the first...

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MoCo Vote 2016 Blog (VIDEO)

This is your source for the latest election news in Montgomery County. For more election news, visit our Vote 2016 page. We hope you will contribute your election updates and photos for this blog as well. You can email photos to...

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Watch MCM's General Election Coverage Nov. 6 from 9 to 11:30 p.m.

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Election Day is finally here! Montgomery Community Media’s live coverage of the Nov. 6 General Election starts at 9 p.m. Hosts Gary Nuremberg and Cindy Pena will be in the studio with a group of local experts to break down the races and results. MCM journalists will report from the election headquarters of the three […]

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Five Cheap Rides to the Polls When You Don't Own a Car

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Make sure transportation isn’t an issue for when you cast your ballot in Montgomery County.  Here are five ways to ride to the polls for free, or at an affordable price. Bike to your polling location. Download the Capital Bikeshare App on your phone and unlock the free 24 hour pass. The pass is valid […]

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#MoCoVotesMCM 2018 General Election Guide

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Comprehensive Candidate Information Available The Maryland Gubernatorial General Election takes place Nov. 6, 2018. Early voting for the general election will be available at 11 early voting centers in Montgomery County from Oct. 25 to Nov. 1. Montgomery Community Media’s comprehensive look at local races can be found here. We have candidate statements from the county executive, […]

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Board of Elections Accepting Vote by Mail Applications

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Any voter who wants to vote by mail may request an application for the Nov. 6 Gubernatorial General Election. Voters who request a vote by mail ballot and then vote during early voting at an early voting center or vote on Nov. 6 at their polling place will vote a provisional ballot. In order to […]

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Deadline to Apply for Absentee Voting for the Primary Election is June 19

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Voters in Maryland have the option to vote by mail (absentee voting) for the June 26 Gubernatorial Primary Election. The deadline to submit an application to vote by mail is June 19. To apply for a vote by mail ballot, visit the Board of Elections – www.777vote.org – and select Absentee Voting. Follow the instructions for […]

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Marijuana Positions Divide Democrats Who Want to Be Governor

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Seven Democrats who want to face Gov. Larry Hogan in November discussed issues at a candidate forum in Silver Spring on Tuesday night. One of the questions concerned their positions on marijuana decriminalization and legalization. Here’s what they had to say: The candidates were Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, former NAACP president and CEO […]

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Board of Education Candidates' Forum Monday at Gaithersburg High

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The League of Women Voters of Montgomery County, Montgomery County Council of PTAs and the  NAACP (Montgomery County Chapter) hosted a Board of Education candidates forum at Gaithersburg High School Monday, April 23. The forum included Ryan Arbuckle, Timur Edib, Marwa Omar Ibrahim, Julie Reiley, Brandon Orman Rippeon, John A. Robertson, Karla Silvestre, and Stephen Sugg […]

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Chamber of Commerce Debate Set for Candidates for County Executive Race

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The Maryland County Executive elections of 2018 will take place on November 6, with the primary election occurring on June 26.  The 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election is set for June 26 and it’s sure to be a historic election for Montgomery County. When voters go to the polls, they will elect a governor, a state […]

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Candidates Running for Maryland Senate, House of Delegates

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Candidates who have filed to appear in the Primary Election ballot June 26 for state Senate and House of Delegates. Early voting is from June 14 to June 21. The filing deadline is 9 p.m. Feb. 27. State Senate: Legislative District 14 Robert Drozd, Republican Craig J. Zucker, Democratic   Legislative District 15 David Wilson, […]

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Candidates Running for Montgomery County Executive, Council

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Candidates who have filed to appear in the Primary Election ballot June 26 for county executive and County Council. Early voting is from June 14 to June 21. The filing deadline is 9 p.m. Feb. 27. County Executive Robin Ficker, Republican Roger Berliner, Democratic Marc Elrich, Democratic Bill Frick, Democratic Rose Krasnow, Democratic George L. […]

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Here's What You Need to Know About the Election in Gaithersburg

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Gaithersburg holds its election Nov. 7. Here’s what you need to know: The city website has lots of information. The Elections Clerk can be reached at 301-258-6310, or by email at cityelections@gaithersburgmd.gov The clerk’s office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Early voting at City Hall is on Saturday, Oct. 28, […]

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Here's What You Need to Know About the Election in Takoma Park

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Voters in Takoma Park will head to the polls on Nov. 7, or before if residents choose to vote early. This year’s election will be different than before: voters will select their candidate of choice to serve for three years instead of two. Here’s what else voters should know: Voter Registration:  In Takoma Park, residents 16 […]

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Minimum Wage and Safe Roads Are Concerns for Takoma Park's Youngest Voters

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In just a few days, Markeeta, a student at Montgomery Blair High School, will cast her first ballot in the upcoming elections in Takoma Park. Markeeta is only 17 years old. In 2013, Takoma Park lowered the voting age requirement from 18 to 16 which is why candidates for the city council and mayor’s office […]

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Gaithersburg Woman Running for Governor

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I'm running for Gov. of Maryland so my daughter has the opportunity to realize her own American Dream. #mdpolitics https://t.co/MgLoVWwBhv — Krish Vignarajah (@KrishForMD) August 9, 2017 A former policy director for first lady Michelle Obama has entered the race for the Democratic nomination for Maryland governor. Krishanti Vignarajah, who lives in Gaithersburg, was born […]

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Candidates Who Want to Represent Montgomery County

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Here is the latest list of the candidates who want to represent Montgomery County in Congress, the State House, County Council, Board of Education, the courthouse and the central committees taken from the Maryland State Board of Elections website. Candidates have until Feb. 27, 2018, to file a candidacy. The primary election is June 26, 2018. The general […]

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No One Has Filed for Montgomery County School Board

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Here are the candidates who want to represent Montgomery County in the State House, County Council, Board of Education, the courthouse and the central committees taken from the Maryland State Board of Elections website. No one has filed for the school board and only one candidate has filed for either central committee. Candidates have until […]

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Takoma Park 2017 Elections: Here's What You Need to Know

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Elections for the City of Takoma Park will be held on Nov. 7 and this election will be slightly different than previous years. Elections are held every other year in Takoma Park but when voters head to the polls to cast their ballots, they are voting for their candidate of choice to serve for three […]

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New Progressive Group Endorses Bartlett's District 39 Run

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Bobby Bartlett, a Democrat seeking a District 39 seat in the House of Delegates, has been endorsed by “Run for Something,” an attempt to support the electoral ambitions of progressives, all under the age of 35. He is one of 65 candidates in 18 states, according to an email from the organization. Bartlett on Monday […]

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