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March 17, 2020

Congressman Trone: Participating in Elections Should be Easier During Health Crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Hannah Muldavin, Hannah.Muldavin@mail.house.gov

 

Congressman Trone: Participating in Elections Should be Easier During Health Crisis

 

GAITHERSBURG, MD – Today, U.S. Congressman David Trone (MD-06) released the following statement following the announcement by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan that the Maryland primary elections would be postponed to June 2nd:

 

“Now that the Governor has moved Maryland’s primary election to June 2nd, it is critical that the state use this time to ensure every Marylander has the right and ability to safely vote during this public health crisis. 

 

“The Maryland Board of Elections should mail a ballot to every registered voter without traditional request and include a pre-paid postage envelope to return those ballots. During this process, it is paramount that the Board of Elections take every action necessary to promote the enfranchisement of every Marylander. One possibility would be providing early voting centers for any registered voter who does not receive a ballot by mail.

 

“There is good reason to believe the risks to public health will continue in June, and we should do everything we can to prepare to exercise our fundamental right to vote during this time. We cannot allow anything to impede the work of our democracy.”

 

Congressman David Trone was elected to serve Maryland’s Sixth Congressional District in December of 2018. He represents all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties.

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