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Bethesda Beat creates voters guide for general election

Bios, Q&As with candidates for school board, Congress, circuit court judge

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Bethesda Beat has created a voters guide for the Nov. 3 general election, with information about candidates for local and federal offices.

The guide has bios of candidates for Montgomery County Board of Education, Circuit Court judge and U.S. Congress seats that represent the county, plus their answers to our questionnaires.

It also includes the wording of the four Montgomery County and two statewide ballot questions, with a brief explanation of what each means.

Candidates for U.S. president and Maryland appellate courts are listed, too.

There will be in-person voting at 39 sites throughout Montgomery County (mostly high schools) on Nov. 3 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. However, election officials encourage the public to vote by mail instead if possible, or submit ballots at monitored drop boxes throughout the county.

Voters should have received in the mail an application to get a vote-by-mail ballot. Ballots were not sent automatically; they must be requested. Anyone who did not receive an application can request one through this link.

Ballots turned in by U.S. mail must be postmarked by Nov. 3, but election officials encourage voters to send ballots no later than Oct. 27 to give the Postal Service plenty of time to deliver them.

There also will be early voting from Oct. 26 to Nov. 2 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 11 sites.

Election and voting information can be found at the Montgomery County Board of Elections website. The board’s phone number is 240-777-8600.