URGENT: Urge Gov. Hogan to Accept State Election Board’s Decision
Less than 100 days out, critical decisions are still being made about how Marylanders will vote in November. Local election boards are screaming for help, 25,000 workers are needed to man all polling places, but the pandemic has caused more than half of those volunteers to pull out. Further, many precinct level polling places are refusing to open, such as churches and local community centers. The State Election Board’s decision yesterday 8/7/20 would centralize each County’s polling places into mostly public high schools. This would reduce the total number from about 1,800 to 360 locations, making voting in person possible in all Counties and vastly increasing the practicality of the effort. BUT THEY NEED HOGAN’S APPROVAL TO ACTUALLY DO IT. This compromise would put polling places into locations with large parking lots, and make full staffing possible. Settling this issue NOW is critical to the ability of local Election Boards to plan the event and train people in what to do. Let’s not make it harder than it already is this year for these very dedicated people to do their jobs!
OPENING ALL POLLING PLACES AS HOGAN HAS ORDERED WILL BE A LOGISTICAL DISASTER. CONTACT GOV. HOGAN VIA EMAIL AND PHONE TO URGE HIS ACCEPTANCE OF THE STATE BOARD’S COMPROMISE DECISION!!
https://governor.maryland.gov/contact-the-governor/ to submit an email
For more information on the State Election Board’s work this week: