Takoma Park Elections 2015: Voice Voter Guide


[ezcol_1third]CANDIDATES and BALLOT REFERENDUM

• Advisory Ballot Question – Changing the Date of City Elections.

Beginning with the election in November 2018, and providing that voting rights can be maintained for City residents who are (1) 16-17 years old, (2) non-citizens, or (3) on parole or probation for a felony conviction, and that instant runoff voting and same day voter registration can be maintained, the City of Takoma Park municipal elections for Mayor and Councilmembers should be changed to the Tuesday following the first Monday in November in each even-numbered year in order to coincide with Maryland statewide general elections.

Statement in favor:
Kate Stewart, Mayoral candidate

Statement against:
Mayor Bruce Williams

Voice editorial:
Vote “NO” on the ballot question

ACLU letter in favor:
To the mayor and city council


Mayor:

• Kate Stewart
Website
Facebook: katestewartfortakoma
Twitter: twitter.com/KateforTakoma
instagram: instagram.com/KateforTakoma

• Warren Holmes
Platform


Ward 1:

Peter Kovar
Website

Victor Thuronyi
Website

Elizabeth Wallace
Facebook: Elizabeth Wallace for Ward 1
C: 301 404 2678
Wallace4Ward1@gmail.com


Ward 2:

• Tim Male, incumbent
Website


Ward 3:

• Rizzy Qureshi
Website


Ward 4:

• Terry Seamens, incumbent
Website
Email contact
H: 301-565-0190
C: 240-793-5108


Ward 5:

• Jarrett Smith, incumbent
Website
Twitter: @JarrettSmith
Facebook: SmithforTakomaPark
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Write Subscribe in the subject line.


Ward 6:

• Fred Schultz, incumbent
Website

• Jason Small, write-in candidate
Facebook page


Link to City ward map (pdf)

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FORUMS AND MEETINGS

Takoma Voice Candidate Forum

Watch it on the city website. October 21, 2015, All races, candidates and the ballot referendum. This is the only event featuring all three Ward 1 candidates and, so far, a debate on the ballot referendum.

See Voice articles and video clips on individual forum segments:
Ward 1 candidates face off, by Dystany Muse
Mayoral candidates offer contrasts, by Auburn Mann
Unification needed again? (round-table discussion), by Glen Charlton


• Ward 5 and Mayoral Candidate Forum

Listen to it here. October 22.  at the Essex House Apartments, 7777 Maple Ave., co-sponsored by the Essex House Apartments Tenants Association and Community Health and Empowerment through Education and Research (CHEER). Submit your forum questions here.


• Meet-n-Greets

• No more scheduled. Candidates and campaigners will be at the polls on early voting days and Election Day. See Voting schedule.

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VOTING SCHEDULE

Voter registration deadline for Montgomery County is Tuesday, October 13, 2015. However, there will be same-day voter registration up to and including the November 3, 2015 City Election.

City election website.

El sitio web de las Elecciones Municipales de Takoma Park esta disponible en eleccionestakomaparkmd.blogspot.com


• EARLY VOTING:

Wednesday, October 28, 2 pm to 8 pm
Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue

• EARLY VOTING:

Thursday, October 29, 2 pm to 8 pm
Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue

• EARLY VOTING:

Friday, October 30, 2 pm to 8 pm
New Hampshire Avenue Recreation Center, 7315 New Hampshire Avenue

• EARLY VOTING:

Saturday, October 31, 10 am to 4 pm
Sligo Creek at Sligo Creek Parkway and Kennebec Avenue

• IN-PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING:

Monday, November 2, 2015, 9:00 AM to 5:00 p.m.
Takoma Park Community Ctr., 7500 Maple Ave.

• CITY ELECTION:

November 3, 2015, 7:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m.
Takoma Park Community Ctr., 7500 Maple Ave.

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