Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Absentee ballot deadline near

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The deadline for receipt of an absentee ballot application for the April 15 special primary election for County Council District 4 is Tuesday. Written requests must reach the elections office by 4:30 p.m. or may be faxed to 240-777-8560 no later than midnight.

The absentee ballot application may be found online at the Board of Elections web site at www.777vote.org or www.montgomerycountymd.gov⁄elections. Follow all instructions, and return the completed, signed application by mail or fax. Ballots will be mailed within three business days. Requests must include name, date of birth, Montgomery County address, the address to which you want your ballot sent (if other than your Montgomery County address), daytime telephone number and signature. If any of this information is missing, it could delay processing.

Ballots can be picked up in person. The elections office will be open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Applicants must pick up their own ballot unless they have an agent. Call 240-777-8550 for details about serving as an agent. The elections office is at 751 Twinbrook Parkway in Rockville.

For more information, call 240-777-8550, or e-mail absentee@montgomerycountymd.gov.

For more online

For the candidate’s answers to questions about District 4, see www.gazette.net⁄votersguide08.