Election Day is a week away (Tuesday, November 6) — and every vote counts.
If you’ve registered in past years and still live at the same address, you should be all set to head to your assigned polling station and vote on Election Day. If you’ve recently moved within the state, your registration will be valid only if you have updated your address with the Board of Elections.
If you haven’t registered yet, it’s too late to vote on Election Day, but it’s not too late to vote! You can visit an early voting station, register for early voting and submit a ballot the same day up until November 1.
Find Your Polling Station
If you live at BeechTree, your designated polling station will most likely be the St. Mary of The Assumption School located at 4610 Largo Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772. But it’s a good idea to plug your address into the Board of Elections’ ”Find Your Polling Place” tool to be sure.
There are a total of 32 assigned polling stations for residents throughout Greater Upper Marlboro.
You should have a received a notice in the mail detailing your specific polling station. If you’re still not 100% sure, it’s easy to check both the status of your registration and your assigned polling station by utilizing the Board of Elections’ ”Voter Lookup” tool.
What’s On the Ballot?
As a midterm election, this year is all about state politics. The most notable contest is between the current Republican governor Larry Hogan and Democratic challenger Ben Jealous. Voters will also cast their ballots for their US senators, along with a list of state and local representatives across the divisions of government.
In addition, there are two proposed Constitutional Amendments that will appear statewide next Tuesday. The first has to do with the use of gaming (gambling/lottery) revenue for funding education. The second, if enacted, would authorize the General Assembly to allow qualified individuals to register to vote at a precinct polling place on Election Day and vote on that same day.
Finally, Prince George’s County has several County Charter Referendums proposed on the ballot. These measures range from approving bonds to secure funding for libraries, transportation and public buildings to applying additional rules regarding the terms and compensation of council members. Find the detailed list here.
Regardless of who or what you support, we hope you’ll join in on this process by getting out to vote on November 6!