For Immediate Release:  August 23, 2017

Board of Elections to Hold Public Hearing Regarding Selection of Early Voting Centers in Montgomery County

The Montgomery County Board of Elections has scheduled a public hearing to receive testimony from the public about the list of Early Voting Centers for the upcoming gubernatorial election. 

Each local Board of Elections in the State of Maryland is required to review its list of early voting sites every two years and make recommendations to the State Board of Elections. The Montgomery County Board is seeking public input prior to making its recommendations, which are due at the end of November. 

Under state law, Montgomery County must select at least eleven Early Voting Centers. Early voting in Maryland runs from Thursday to Thursday, ending the Thursday before the election, although in person voting by absentee ballot is still available at each local Board of Elections until Election Day. The public hearing will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2017, in the Lobby Level Auditorium of the Montgomery County Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, in Rockville. In addition, public comments will be heard during the September 18 and October 16, 2017, meetings of the Board of Elections to be held at 2:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Board of Elections in Gaithersburg.  Speakers are encouraged to sign up in advance by calling Marjorie Roher at 240-777-8525.  Persons who have not signed up in advance may be heard at the discretion of the presiding officer at the end of the hearing.  Details for how to testify at the hearing are available at -  Written comments may be sent to until 5 p.m. on Friday, October 13, 2017.  

Maps of sites that have previously been used by the county are available on the Board of Elections website at and a complete list of all sites being considered will be available prior to the hearing.

If persons with disabilities need services or aides to participate in any Board of Elections’ activity, please call 240-777-8525 five days in advance.