Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few months, you know Tuesday is the big Election Day.
In addition to voting for the next President and other candidates, citizens in Maryland also have a variety of issues to vote for or against, ranging from new congressional districts to same-sex marriage. Here's some basic information all voters should know before heading to the polls on Tuesday.
Where Do I Vote?
Showing up at the correct polling place is key. To learn exactly where you should go, visit the Maryland Board of Election's "Polling Place Lookup." Here, you just need to type in your registered address and it'll show you where to go.
If you have a voter's registration card, you can also use the precinct number on your card and look up your voting location here. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
Listed below are the polling places around town:
- Union United Methodist Church
- Patuxent Elementary School
- St. Mary of the Assumption School
- Perrywood Elementary School
- First Baptist Church of Glenarden
- St. Thomas' Parish Hall
What are the issues? Check out our Election Guide or read the summaries below:
- Question 1 and 2—Requires judges of Prince George's and Baltimore Counties' Orphan's Court to be certified lawyers and not just normal citizens. Read more.
- Question 3—Proposes a state amendment that elected officials are to be automatically suspended or removed from office when he/she is convicted of a crime. Read more.
- Question 4—Establishes that students, including undocumented immigrants, are eligible to pay in-state tuition rates at Maryland colleges provided that the student meets conditions related to attendance, graduation from a state high school, files income taxes and shows an intent to apply for permanent residency. In-state tuition would also be granted to military service members serving in Maryland but who technically reside elsewhere. Read more.
- Question 5—Establishes newly created Congressional District boundaries based on census figures, proposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley. A "no" vote means the boundaries go back to the statehouse for new lines to be drawn for 2014. Read more.
- Question 6—Establishes that gay and lesbian couples are allowed to obtain a civil marriage license. Read more.
- Question 7—Allows for expansion of commercial gaming in Maryland, authorizing "table games" at already existing casinos, while adding another casino in Prince George's County. Read more.
- And, in Prince George's County there are 7 Charter required referendums (Questions A-G)
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