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.