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Polling places in Maryland will be open on Election Day, November 3, 2020, and early voting centers will be open October 22-29. In addition, every eligible voter will be sent an absentee ballot application.
Voting by absentee ballot is the only method that allows you to avoid possible exposure to COVID-19 and long lines resulting from a severe shortage of election workers. It's your decision to make.
Indeed, there’s no need to wait -- you can submit an application for your mail-in/absentee ballot now. This will save the Board of Elections the time and expense of mailing you an application. Get your application for a mail-in/absentee ballot one of the following ways:
- Online: Access the online application here. You must have a Maryland driver’s license or other MVA issued card to apply online. The online process is also used for voter registration so by using it you will make sure your voter registration is correct. The online application can also be accessed by texting VBM to 77788.
- By Mail: Print out the form in English or Spanish, fill it out, and return by mail, email, fax or in person to the Board of Elections.
- By Phone: Call the Montgomery County Board of Elections, 240-777-8550
On your application, when answering “How do you want to receive your ballot?” please check “in the mail” (if using online application) or "U.S. MAIL" (if using paper application). If you choose any other option you will print your ballot at home on paper that is not recognized by the ballot-scanning equipment, requiring extra work by the Board of Elections to transfer your selections to a paper ballot the scanner will recognize.
Finally, if you are healthy and willing to work as an election judge contact the Board of Elections now as there is a critical shortage of available election workers.
TO BE SAFE AND AVOID LONG LINES YOU MAY VOTE BY ABSENTEE BALLOT
Change the County Council: $9 for 9D
By Ann Guthrie Hingston
When officials do not listen, when legislative structures block fair representation, it is incumbent upon citizens to petition for change. This is exactly what a grassroots, non-partisan coalition of county residents called Nine Districts for MoCo is doing. Thousands of voters of all political parties have signed the charter petition to demand fair representation on the Montgomery County Council. All citizens deserve a representative in the room when the Council decides how to spend $5.8 billion of their tax dollars.
The Montgomery County Republican Central Committee (MCGOP) is currently recruiting qualified applicants to fill Committee vacancies: one vacancy for Legislative District 20 (Colesville, Leisure World, and parts of Olney) and one vacancy for the At-Large seat (all legislative districts in Montgomery County).
If interested in applying, please submit your letter of interest and political/professional resume to the MCGOP’s Secretary Lori Jaffe NO LATER than August 21, 2020. Interviews will be scheduled at a later date.
Following interviews, if nominated to fill a MCGOP Central Committee vacancy the full MCGOP Central Committee will vote to consider such nominations at a date to be determined. If elected to serve as a MCGOP Central Committee member representing your LD or At-Large, volunteer Central Committee members are to be active participants in all MCGOP efforts: attend regular meetings, promote the election of Republican candidates, organize and operate effective political organizations in your Legislative District, engage in fund-raising activities and build grass-roots political support within Montgomery County.
MCGOP reserves the right to not interview applicants as well as to keep vacancies unfilled.
We need you to volunteer, it's such an important 2020 election, can you help your Party? Phone calls, door knocking, literature bundling, whatever you're comfortable with. There's a chance the far-left could take control of the Congress and the White House. We need you, click here to volunteer.
So many of our fellow Republicans worked hard to support our Republican Party’s Presidential nominee at the GOP Convention this year. Whether their names appeared on the 2020 Primary Election ballot or as Central Committee members at our MDGOP 2020 virtual convention they were chosen for the great duty and honor of confirming incumbent President Donald J. Trump’s second election nomination. They are:
David Bossie, National Committeeman
CD3 - Alternate Delegate, Anne Koutsoutis, MCGOP Central Committee
CD8 - Delegates Ruth Melson and Mark Uncapher
Alternate Delegate, Pat Fenati, MCGOP Central Committee
Marcus Alzona, MCGOP Central Committee
Amie Hoeber, former CD6 GOP Congressional candidate
Maria Sofia, President of MD Young Republicans (MDYRs)
Josephine Wang, MCGOP Central Committee
At-Large Alternate Delegates:
Michael Higgs, MCGOP Central Committee
Dwight Patel, MCGOP Central Committee
Gail Weiss, MCGOP Central Committee, President Potomac Women’s Republican Club
Although many of us voted for them they’re not able to attend the Convention. Out of an abundance of caution the Party has cancelled the in-person part, scaled it way back because of the Covid 19 crisis we’re all fighting. They’ll probably be doing “virtual” support. We do thank them though, for being in the arena, and willing to take on that big commitment of travel and treasure. Thank you to the Montgomery County GOP Delegation.
By Chairman Alexander Bush
Few years in history will be as defined by just a handful of events as 2020. It will be remembered as the year of pandemic, economic devastation, and the 2020 Presidential Election. And if the June Primary Election is any indication of what the November General Election will be like, then we should be very worried.
The Montgomery County Republican Central Committee (MCGOP) is currently recruiting qualified applicants to fill Committee vacancies: one vacancy for Legislative District 19 (Colesville, Leisure World, and parts of Olney), two vacancies for Legislative District 17 (Rockville), and two vacancies for Legislative District 20 (Silver Spring).
Social distancing sadly is the new “normal” for now, but social media can keep us all connected! Please watch, Like and Share the Montgomery County Republican Party’s (MCGOP) recent Facebook Live interviews! Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter moving forward. Post the MCGOP videos on your social media; it is a great way to learn, to inform and to engage others. Here is a short review of the interview posts to date. More to come!
By Jackie Sackstein
I am NOT a feminist. That does not mean that I think women should be paid less than men or always be in the kitchen, barefoot and pregnant.