It's not just President and First Lady Obama that are urging Americans to vote ahead of the Nov. 6 election. Right here in Montgomery, County Executive Isiah Leggett touted both the importance of voting and the ease of voting early.
"Voting is a fundamental right of every American," said Leggett. “In order to make the process run smoothly and efficiently, we have given voters opportunities to vote early to avoid election day lines, to vote by absentee ballot and to read and fill out a sample ballot prior to going to their polling place to make the process easier and quicker.
"I hope all our voters will take advantage of these opportunities to have a pleasant and easy voting experience," he finished.
Five early voting centers will operate from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Oct. 27 to Nov. 1. On Sunday, hours will be 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veteran’s Plaza, Silver Spring
Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center, 14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville
Bauer Drive Community Recreation Center, 14625 Bauer Drive, Rockville
Germantown Recreation Center, 18905 Kingsview Road, Germantown
Montgomery County Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville
Sample ballots were mailed to registered voters in Montgomery County and officials are urging voters to mark them ahead of their chosen voting day to make the process faster.
For information about the elections, or the voting process, contact the county elections office at 240-777-VOTE or online at www.777vote.org.