October 15, 2019

Push for Board of Elections to Reconsider White Oak Recreation Center Early Voting Decision

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich recently was joined by State Senator Susan Lee (D-16); State Delegates Lorig Charkoudian (D-20) and Eric Luedtke (D-14); County Councilmembers Tom Hucker and Will Jawando; and several other voting advocates and community members in a news conference to highlight the need for a 12th early-voting site in the County. The speakers affirmed voting is a fundamental right of a democracy. They also made the point that a 12th site would go a long way toward ensuring people are able to exercise that right. 

The Board of Elections then decided to add another early-voting site, but it has not yet been determined where it will be.

The East County has high voter turnout and, consequently, long wait times at the polls.