Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008

Primary election set for Tuesday

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Voters will cast ballots for President of the United States, U.S. Representative in the 6th Congressional District, delegates to the Democratic and Republican conventions and Board of Education members.

No more than two female delegates and no more than three male delegates may be chosen for the Democratic National Convention and no more than three male or female delegates for the Republican National Convention.

In Frederick County, voters may choose no more than three Board of Education candidates. The top six vote-getters in that race will proceed to the general election.

In Carroll County, voters will have the opportunity to vote for two candidates for the Board of Education.

The top four vote-getters in Tuesday's primary will be on the ballot for the General Election on Nov. 4.

Boards of Education are nonpartisan bodies, serving four-year terms and are responsible for setting school policy.

Voting sites will be open from 7 am. until 8 p.m. Anyone standing in line at 8 p.m. will be allowed to vote, according to the Carroll County Board of Elections Web site.

A list of polling locations and answers to other common election questions can be found at www.carr.org⁄election⁄faqs.htm online.

For more information about Frederick County's election visit www.co.frederick.md.us⁄elections or call the office at 301-600-8683, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.