ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Board of Elections is planning to do away with polling stations for the state’s already delayed primary. Voters would instead be required to mail in or drop off their ballots in an effort to limit coronavirus infections.
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Middletown will shift to a vote-by-mail process for its April election of the burgess and commissioners, sending ballots to every registered voter in the town who hasn’t already requested one and requiring that they be returned to the town by April 24 to be counted.
Middletown officials are moving ahead with plans for the town’s April 6 election, while also dealing with the COVID-19 viral pandemic.
The presidential primary election has been delayed in Maryland from April 28 until June 2 amid coronavirus concerns, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday.
Middletown will have three candidates running for two commissioner spots in its April election after a nominating convention Tuesday night.
The number of registered voters in Frederick County now skews ever-so-slightly blue, after more than two decades of Republicans leading the way.
Frederick County Councilman Steve McKay is still interested in drafting proposed charter amendments that would allow special elections to fill certain vacancies, despite the Charter Review Commission's vote against them this week.
The list of 17 applicants to fill a county Board of Education seat features some familiar names in education circles, as well as some relative newcomers.
Both members of the House of Representatives with districts that include Frederick County will face a challenger in the 2020 primary.
Thurmont re-elected incumbent town commissioners Bill Buehrer and Wes Hamrick in Tuesday’s election.
Less than a month after Emmitsburg elected two new commissioners, its neighbor to the south will also have a contested election.
Two political newcomers and longtime Emmitsburg residents identified parking needs, bringing back youth sports and infrastructure as key issues facing them in their new role as commissioners.
Frank Davis and T.J. Burns were elected to the Emmitsburg Board of Commissioners on Tuesday night.
Frederick County Council members unanimously supported Councilman Steve McKay’s (R) proposal to urge the local state delegation to update vacancy appointment and special election processes for Board of Education members.
WASHINGTON — More than once, President Donald Trump brought up how much the U.S. has done for Ukraine.
Earlier this week, Blaine Young penned a letter to the editor to this newspaper, stating concerns about recent crime in the city of Frederick and other issues.
After an uncontested election last year, four Emmitsburg residents are running for two commissioner seats next month.
COLLEGE PARK, Ga. — Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren framed their Democratic presidential bids in personal, faith-based terms Saturday before black millennial Christians who could help determine which candidate becomes the leading progressive alternative to former Vice President Joe Biden.
BALTIMORE — Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings took the high road Saturday, inviting President Donald Trump and other Americans to visit Baltimore but declining to respond in kind to the barrage of presidential tweets and comments disparaging him and the majority-black city he has long represented
LAS VEGAS — Democratic presidential candidates’ tussle over health care reform and Barack Obama’s legacy continued Saturday, with former Vice President Joe Biden declaring he’s “against any Democrat who wants to get rid of Obamacare.”
State Sen. Michael Hough (R-Frederick and Carroll) received a call roughly three weeks ago from former Congressman Mickey Edwards with good news.
The Frederick County Board of Elections has taken issue with an idea from the county executive that would move the county liquor board into the same building as the election board.
WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania’s message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020. Last April, its top election official told counties they had to update their systems. So far, nearly 60% have taken action, with $14.15 million of mostly federal fu…