The Latest News from Senator Rosapepe's Office: October 2020
Because of the COVID 19 virus crisis, voting this fall is going to be different. Here is up-to-date information on your options to protect your vote and your health. The State Board of Elections will also have information on how to vote: www.elections.maryland.gov.
Last day to register to vote online or by mail: Tuesday, October 13.
Deadline to request a Mail-in Ballot: Tuesday, October 20.
Early Voting in person: Monday, October 26 – Monday, November 2: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Election Day in person: Tuesday, November: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
How to vote: The safest and simplest way to vote is to request a ballot and vote by mail. But unlike in the Primary, you will not receive a ballot unless you request it. You will get an application in the mail, and you can either return it by mail or go online and request your ballot there. After you’ve received your ballot, there are three ways to vote:
1. The first option is to mail your ballot back. There will be instructions on your ballot on how and where to mail your ballot.
2. If you prefer to avoid mailing your ballot, you can drop off your ballot in a secured box during early voting. These boxes are at every voting location and are protected 24/7.
3. Finally, you can still vote in person on election day or during early voting. You can visit any polling place in your county, and please be sure to wear a mask and maintain social distancing.
Where to vote:
In your own home! Voting by mail is the best way to protect your vote and your health. If you prefer to go to a drop box or vote in person, here are the closest voting locations:
* Election day: High Point High School 3601 Powder Mill Road Beltsville, MD 20705.
* Election day and early voting: Laurel High School 8000 Cherry Lane Laurel, MD 20707
or: The Pavillion at University of MD Xfinity Ctr. 8500 Paint Branch Drive College Park, MD
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Jobs available in Beltsville
Too many businesses are closed or have had to cut back. But others are expanding and looking for skilled workers. One of them is Eveready Rolloffs, Inc in Beltsville. They're looking for drivers and mechanics. Their number is 301.772.7227.
Please let me know if you have questions or concerns. Feel free to be in touch if I can be of help to you. Just email 21stDistrictDelegation@gmail.com or call 240.712.4646.