Sunday, August 08, 2010

Information on Early Voting

Thanks to Alan Banov for providing the following:

Early Voting in Montgomery County, 2010

The primary will be held on Tuesday, September 14, and the general election will be on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. However, those are not the only days in which people can vote. Thanks to a new Constitutional Amendment and new laws, anyone can vote on the following dates, without any particular excuse or reason:

Primary 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sept. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 9, 2010
General 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Oct. 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, and 28, 2010

Early voting will be at five locations throughout the County
1) Germantown Recreation Center, 18905 Kingsview Rd., Germantown 20874
2) Bauer Drive Recreation Center, 14625 Bauer Drive, Rockville 20853
3) Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville 20850
4) Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center, 14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville 20866
5) Silver Spring Civic Center, One Veterans Place (corner of Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street), Silver Spring 20910

(After 2010 early voting will also be held on Sundays within the early voting periods.)

Vote close to where you live. Vote close to where you work. Or just vote at any of the five places you choose. Just vote only once!

The rules for voting are just the same as for other elections. The only differences are that you can vote anywhere, not just close to your precinct, and you may vote somewhat shorter hours (10 a.m. to 8 p.m., not 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.).

Due to early voting, we expect shorter lines at the polls on the regular election days and we may learn the election results faster!

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