2014 | News

Early Voting Starts Thursday

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Election day is two weeks away, which means the week-long early voting period in Montgomery County is just two days away.

All registered county voters will be able to fill out their 2014 Gubernatorial General Election ballots in one of nine locations, including in the Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center in Chevy Chase (4301 Willow Lane.)

The early voting period will run from Thursday, Oct. 23 to Thursday, Oct. 30 with all polling places open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

It’s the first election cycle that the Chevy Chase location has been part of Montgomery County’s early voting rotation.

Montgomery County got permission from the State Board of Elections to add a ninth early voting center, which provided room for the Lawton building location. In June, before the Primary Election, that location had 2,187 early voters in eight days.

A little less than 5 percent, or 16,443 of 354,078 registered Montgomery County Democrats, voted early in June while fewer than 2,000 (1.47 percent) of registered Montgomery County Republicans voted early. That was likely due to a number of uncontested Republican races.

Locally, Democrats are expected to cruise to easy victories for County Council, county executive and local state legislative seats. Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan is within single digits of favorite Anthony Brown in some polls, which could provide the only bit of intrigue come Nov. 4.

Photo via Montgomery County Board of Elections