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Elections Government Montgomery County

Germantown, Gaithersburg, Wheaton lead turnout in Early Voting

Germantown, Gaithersburg (Bohrer Park), and Wheaton lead turnout in Early Voting so far. With one day left for in person Early Voting, it looks like there were not enough people willing to vote in person in 2020 to beat 2016 Early Voter Turnout.

Early Voter Turnout by Year

YearTotal
2020122,254
2016160,458

2020 Voter Turnout So Far

Despite some disappointing in person Early Voting numbers for 2020, Montgomery County is currently around 65% Voter Turnout. With Day 8 Early Voting Totals, Election Day Voting Totals, and final Absentee/Mail-in and Provisional Totals we may beat 2016 Voter Turnout.

YearEarly VotingPolling Place (Election Day)Absentee/Mail-inProvisionalTotal
20161609922582995062011280481191
202012225430715511058440467

Between 2016 and 2020 Montgomery County added 16,524 new voters.

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Dismal Voter Turnout on Day 7 of Early Voting

Only 7.969 participated in Early Voting on Day 7. This is far below the voter turnout for Day 7 of the 2016 General Election, which saw 21,937 voters. The Bohrer Park Voting Center in Gaithersburg, MD saw the most in-person voters with a total of 1,161 votes.

Voting Center LocationTotal
Bohrer Park1161
Damascus557
Executive Office Building503
Germantown1068
Lawton657
MidCounty304
Potomac862
Praisner585
Sandy Spring494
Silver Spring Civic Center684
Wheaton1094

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Days 5 and 6 of Early Voting in Montgomery County were hit and miss

18,576 voters turned out on Day 5 of Early Voting in Montgomery County, MD which exceeded the Day 5 turnout in 2016. The Germantown Voting Center saw the most activity on Day 5.

Day 6 of Early Voting in Montgomery County was a bit disappointing. Only 8,256 voters turned out to vote. The Bohrer Park Voting Center in Gaithersburg, MD led turnout with 1,277.

Day 5

Voting Center LocationTotal
Bohrer Park2478
Damascus1217
Executive Office Building1307
Germantown2635
Lawton1493
MidCounty802
Potomac2095
Praisner1410
Sandy Spring1277
Silver Spring Civic Center1657
Wheaton2205

Day 6

Voting Center LocationTotal
Bohrer Park1277
Damascus466
Executive Office Building604
Germantown1141
Lawton530
MidCounty390
Potomac825
Praisner675
Sandy Spring479
Silver Spring Civic Center761
Wheaton1108

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Day 4 of Early Voting Outpaces 2016

17,698 voters participated in Early Voting in Montgomery County, MD on Day 4. In the 2016 General Election, only 13,831 voters exercised their right to vote on Day 4. The Germantown voting center saw the most voters on Day 4 with a total of 2,374 votes cast.

A total of 87,453 voters have cast their votes in Early Voting so far.

Voting Center LocationTotal
Bohrer Park1996
Damascus1347
Executive Office Building1108
Germantown2374
Lawton1495
MidCounty1142
Potomac2182
Praisner1391
Sandy Spring1329
Silver Spring Civic Center1298
Wheaton2036

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Elections Montgomery County State

2020 General Election Voting FAQ’s

Have questions about voting in Montgomery County in 2020? Here’s a guide with some of the frequently asked questions I’ve been getting. If you have a question that isn’t below, feel free to reach out to me!

I didn’t receive my mail-in ballot. What should I do?

Call the Montgomery County Board of Elections at (240) 777-VOTE (8683) as soon as possible. They can sort it out and let you know how to proceed.

I requested a mail-in ballot but want to vote in person. Can I?

Yes! But! You will need to fill out a provisional ballot (to make sure you didn’t also send in your mail-in ballot).

My mail-in ballot arrived but the envelope and/or ballot was damaged or destroyed. What can I do?

Call the Montgomery County Board of Elections at (240) 777-VOTE (8683) as soon as possible.

My mail-in ballot still shows are “received” when I check the status of my ballot. When will it move to “accepted”?

The Montgomery County Board of Elections has confirmed that mail-in ballots won’t move to “accepted” until at least Election Day. They do not start counting ballots until then. Be patient, it could take several days after the election to count them all.

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Montgomery County voters continue to break Early Voting Turnout Records in Day 3 of Early Voting

22,792 voters participated in Day 3 of Early Voting in person. In 2016, only 16,411 voters participated in Day 3 of in person Early Voting. The Bohrer Park location in Gaithersburg led the totals with 3,190 voters.

Voting Center LocationTotal
Bohrer Park3190
Damascus1258
Executive Office Building1098
Germantown2879
Lawton2025
MidCounty1138
Potomac2854
Praisner1997
Sandy Spring1695
Silver Spring Civic Center2019
Wheaton2639

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Sitting Judges File Restraining Order Against Pierre

In what is probably one of the more petty things I’ve witnessed in local politics, the campaign for Elect Sitting Judges, which includes Judges David A. Boynton, Christopher C. Fogleman, Bibi M. Berry, and Michael McAuliffe, have filed a restraining order against Marilyn Pierre and her campaign because a campaign volunteer allegedly referred to Pierre as a “judge”.

First reported by Adam Pagnucco at The Seventh State, the restraining order prevents Pierre and her campaign from referring to Pierre as a judge.

In The 2020 MoCo Local Election Guide, I recommended that the only judge you vote for is Marilyn Pierre. I’d like to reiterate that recommendation.

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Elections Government Montgomery County State

First Day Early Voter Turnout Surpasses 2016

Marylanders turned out on the first day of in person Early Voting. Over 128,000 stood in line to vote as of 5:30pm.

Mail-in ballots are also being returned at record rates. So far in Montgomery County, 219,852 ballots have been returned. In Maryland, 947,941 total ballots have been returned.

Update

Early voter turnout in Montgomery County also broke 2016 records. A total of 24,359 votes were cast in person on the first day of Early Voting. This is about 3,000 more votes than the first day of Early Voting in the 2016 General Election.

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Montgomery County

Montgomery County Sponsors Free Flu Vaccine Clinics

Starting on October 21st, Montgomery County will sponsor four free vaccine clinics throughout the county.

County-sponsored seasonal flu vaccination clinics will include free clinics for residents over the age of 14 and two free clinics specifically for children ages six months to 18 years of age. This year there will be one drive-thru flu clinic. The County will offer flu shots only.  High-dose flu vaccine and FluMist will not be available.

County Health Officials Urge Residents to Get a Flu Shot; Online Appointment System Available for Clinics
DateTimeLocationAddressAgeWalkups?
Wednesday, Oct. 2110am – 2pmWhite Oak Community Recreation Center1700 April Lane, Silver Spring14+Yes
Wednesday, Oct. 282pm – 6pmUniversities at Shady Grove Parking Garage9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville14+Yes
Saturday, Nov. 78:30am – 3:30pmDennis Avenue Health Center2000 Dennis Avenue, Silver Spring6mo – 18 yearsNo
Saturday, Nov. 218:30am – 3:30pmDennis Avenue Health Center2000 Dennis Avenue, Silver Spring6mo – 18 yearsNo

You can make an appointment for these clinics on the County’s Flu site or by calling 311.

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Montgomery County Adds Bus Rapid Transit Service down Route 29 in East County

Starting today, October 14th, you can now ride Montgomery County’s new Flash bus service down Route 29. Most residents that live in Montgomery County also work in Montgomery County. The region has focused a lot on transportation options to get to and from DC, but public transit within Montgomery County has been less of a focus.

Bus routes like Flash can help ease traffic and provide reliable and fast service. Buses arrive every 10-15 minutes and will take you from Burtonsville to White Oak to the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center in Silver Spring to connect you to Metro and MARC.

I’m looking forward to more Bus Rapid Transit routes in Montgomery County.