Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Going to be out of town on ELECTION DAY?
You should get, complete and return your Absentee Ballot Application to the Prince George's County Board of Elections in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. That address is Prince George's County Board of Elections
16201 Trade Zone Avenue, Suite 108, Upper Marlboro, MD 20721

A completed Absentee Ballot Application that is mailed must be received by 4:30 p.m. on the Tuesday before the election.

A completed Absentee Ballot Application that is faxed must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the Tuesday before the election. After the deadline, a Late Application for Absentee Ballot must be completed in person at your County Board of Elections.

How do I Return the Absentee Ballot and What is the Deadline?
The ballot should be voted and returned to the Prince George's County Board of Elections before or by 8:00 p.m. on election day or Mailed on or before election day, bearing a postmark verifying that fact, and received from the postal service or private mail carrier by 10:00 a.m. on November 14, 2008.

Source of information:
State Board of Elections
Post Office Box 6486
151 West Street, Suite 200
Annapolis, Maryland 21401-0486
Phone: 410-269-2840
Toll Free: 800-222-8683
Fax: 410-974-2019 ,410-974-5414,or 410-974-5126

Absentee Ballot Information from the Prince George's County Website

The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the General Election is as follows:

If the application is mailed, 4:30 p.m. on October 26, 2010; or
If the application is faxed, 11:59 p.m. on October 26, 2010.

After the deadline, a Late Absentee Ballot Application must be completed in person at the Board of Elections - 16201 Trade Zone Avenue, Suite 108, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 by October 27, 2010 (General Election) @ 8:00 p.m. For more information, please contact our office at 301-430-8020 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily.

How do I fill out my Absentee Ballot Application

Examine your ballot before voting. If both sides are printed, vote both sides. If there are four columns on a side, vote all four columns.

To record a vote, completely fill in the oval to the left of your choice.
WARNING: Use only a No. 2 pencil. Other marking instruments may not produce a mark that will be accurately counted.

Do not vote for more candidates than the number specified over the names of the candidates for each office. (You may vote for fewer than specified if you wish.)

Write-in voting is permitted only in general elections. General Election ballots provide a designated space in each contest for casting a write-in vote. To cast a write-in vote, you must (a) record the last name and first name, or at least the last name and the initial of the first name, of the person for whom you wish to vote on the appropriate line, and (b) completely fill in the oval to the left of the name you have written.
Do not place any mark of identification on the ballot.

Go to to download and complete your absentee ballot!

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Family Crisis Center Participates in MACY'S Give Back DAY and Sponsors the Play "According to US" -- OCTOBER 16 2010

OCTOBER 16, 2010 is almost here. This is a reminder that the FAMILY CRISIS CENTER needs your support and looks forward to your attendance at the reception and play (According to Us). The reception begins at 6:00pm and the curtains call is at 7:00pm. Please pass this email on to your email list and plan to attend. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

On that same day, shop-a-holics can save 20% at Macy's, IF they purchase a $5 coupon NOW from the Family Crisis Center. All purchases are tax deductible and goes to support the work of the Family Crisis Center. (NEED a LITTLE RED CARD to get this big discount -- Call 301-779-2100 or just come by 3601 Taylor Street and pick up one for you and one for a FRIEND!)

Domestic Violence is REAL, and the women and children supported by your donations, contributions, and participation are ALWAYS appreciative.

LOOKING forward to seeing you at one of our LOCAL MACY's shopping with your little red card on October 16, and at our reception and play October 16 at 6:00pm.

Friday, October 08, 2010


Vote Oct. 22 – 28 except for Sundays

State Board of Elections --1-800-222-8683 For the general election, early voting centers will be open starting Friday, October 22, 2010 through Thursday, October 28, 2010, except for Sunday, October 24th when early voting centers are closed. Early voting centers will be open from 10 am until 8 pm each day of early voting. Anyone in line at 8 pm will be allowed to vote.

How will I vote during early voting?

Voting during early voting is the same as voting on election day. When you get to the early voting center, you will check in to vote and vote your ballot.

Like election day voting, you will vote on the touch screen voting system. With a touch screen voting system, you touch the screen to make, change, and review selections and cast a ballot.

There will be instructions available at the early voting centers to familiarize you with the ballot. You may ask an election judge to explain how to vote, but you must cast your vote alone, unless you are unable to do so because you have a disability or are unable to read or write the English language.

Upper Marlboro Community Center
5400 Marlboro Race Track Rd
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

College Park Community Center
5051 Pierce Avenue
College Park, MD 20742

Bowie Library
15210 Annapolis Road
Bowie, MD 20715

Wayne K. Curry Sports & Learning Center
Landover Room A
8001 Sheriff Road
Landover, MD 20785

Oxon Hill Library
6200 Oxon Hill Road
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Sunday, October 03, 2010

William (Bill) Updike Appointed to City Council

Bill Updike will be sworn in on Tuesday to the Mount Rainier City Council. Councilman-elect Bill Updike has been an active member of the City since moving here six years ago.

Bill wants to use his community development experience to help market the city as a vibrant place to build and live. He says that his priorities will be focused on development and environmental issues.

Updike was selected by the Mayor and council at the special public meeting held on Tuesday, September 28. Two other candidates were interviewed for the position, Cheryl Fountain and Amy Callner. Both of these candidates were well qualified for the position, unfortunately there was only one seat available.

To keep the Citymoving forward, Bill Updike will be sworn in at the first public meeting of the Mayor and Council on Tuesday, October 5. Bill will remain on the council the remaining eight months of the late Councilmember Alta Morton's term. Mount Rainier will hold its regularly scheduled election the first Monday in May. At that time, three positions will be up for election. Two seats will be up for election in Ward 1, Councilmember-elect Bill Updike because the late Councilmember Morton had two years left on her term, and Councilmember Jimmy Tarlau whose four-year term expires. There will also be one seat up for election in Ward 2. Councilmember Bryan Knedler is currently filling that seat.

Friday, October 01, 2010

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