For Immediate Release:  January 19, 2016

Familiarize Yourself with the New Voting System Before the Presidential Primary Election

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 Primary Election, Tuesday, April 26, or during Early Voting, April 14 - 21. Demonstration voting units will be available at the Montgomery County Board of Elections,  18753 N. Frederick Ave., Suite 210, Gaithersburg, MD 20879-3121 ; Tel: 240-777-8500; MD Relay: 1-800-735-2258.

This year the State of Maryland is implementing a new, paper based, optical scan voting system.  During Early Voting, voters will make their selections on a ballot-marking device.  Once all selections are made, a ballot will be printed.  The voter will then verify the ballot and insert it in a scanner for tabulation.  On Election Day, 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 .  For additional information  contact Dr. Gilberto Zelaya, 240-777-8532 ; or email .

For more election information, call 240-777-VOTE, visit , the Maryland State Board of Elections’ website at , or follow the Montgomery County Board of Elections on Facebook or Twitter.

Your Time, Your Voice, Your Vote!

Media Contact:  Marjorie Roher, 240-777-8625