Monday, October 13, 2014

Reminder: Don't Forget to Vote in the upcoming 2014 General Election!

(Vintage Ad Council billboard for Voter Registration).
Source: Duke University Libraries
LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND IS OCTOBER 14TH: If you are a resident in the State of Maryland, and haven't registered to vote in the upcoming statewide General Election- please do so.  Regardless of party or political platform (Independent, Democrat, or Republican), every vote counts.  More information can be found here at Register Maryland.

ABSENTEE VOTING: Information for Absentee Voting can be found here (via the Maryland State Board of Elections).

EARLY VOTING: Early Voting (for registered voters residing in the State of Maryland) takes place from October 23rd to October 30th, and lasts from 10:00 AM-8:00 PM.  For the home office of At The Matinee (Frederick County, Maryland), here are the following locations for early voting (via the Frederick County Board of Elections):

Frederick Senior Center: 1440 Taney Avenue, Frederick, Maryland 21702

Thurmont Senior Center: 76 East Moser Road, Thurmont, Maryland 21788

Urbana Regional Library: 9020 Amelung Street, Frederick, Maryland 21704

I will have to participate in Early Voting, since my college (Hood) does not get Election Day off.

GENERAL ELECTION: The General Election in the State of Maryland takes place on November 4th.  If you are unsure about your voting precinct location on Election Day, the Maryland State Board of Elections has an online tool titled Voter Lookup, where you can look for your detailed voting precinct location.

As I look back at the statewide Primary Election (that took place in June), I was an interim election judge for the Frederick County Board of Elections.  I thought that it was an interesting experience, and I wish I could perform the same duty again in the General Election (due to Hood College not getting Election Day off).

Unfortunately, voter turnout was low during the statewide Primary Election,  I hope that more registered voters in the area will show up and vote (during Early Voting or in the General Election).  I just hope that turnout in the 2014 General Election will not be a repeat of the 2010 General Election (though I voted in the 2010 General Election, low voter turnout was present).

No matter what your political beliefs (or viewpoints) are, be sure to study the candidates and their platform before you head out to the polls during Early Voting (October 23rd-30th) or on Election Day (November 4th).  Get out and vote!

TO ALL REGISTERED VOTERS ACROSS THE NATION: Remember- every vote counts.  Don't stay home on Election Day.

A Public Service Message from At The Matinee.

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