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Residents Urged to Register for General Election & Be Familiar with New Voting System

The Montgomery County Board of Elections encourages the County’s residents to become familiar with the new, paper based, digital image scan voting system prior to arriving for the Presidential General Election, Tuesday, Nov. 8, or during Early Voting, October 27 to November 3. Demonstration voting units will be available at the Montgomery County Board of Elections, 18753 N. Frederick Ave., Suite 210, in Gaithersburg.

This year the State of Maryland is implementing a new, paper based, optical scan voting system. Voters will mark their selections with a pen on paper ballots prior to inserting them in the scanner for tabulation. For a list of upcoming outreach events, where the new system may be seen, visit our website at www.777vote.org. For additional information or to schedule a demonstration at a community event, festival or gathering, please contact Dr. Gilberto Zelaya, 240-777-8532; or emailgilberto.zelaya@montgomerycountymd.gov.

Voter Registration Deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 18

Montgomery County citizens who wish to vote in the 2016 Presidential General Election need to complete and submit their voter registration application no later than Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, by 9:00 pm.

Are you registered to vote? Is your voter registration up to date? Is your current address reflected in your voter registration or make any other changes to your voter registration? Make sure you update your registration prior to October 18, 2016, so you are ready to vote.

Registering to vote requires that you are a US citizen, live in Montgomery County, and be at least 18 years of age on or before November 8, 2016.

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