Video revealing Montgomery Co. election judge writing on ballot part of canvass process

A video showing an election judge in Montgomery County, Maryland, writing on a ballot is part of a process referred to as the “canvass.”

A video showing an election judge in Montgomery County, Maryland, writing on a ballot is part of a process referred to as the “canvass.”

The Montgomery County Board of Elections issued a statement saying that after investigating a video circulating online, what was shown was “consistent with the normal canvass process.”

Election judges review ballots to make sure that the intent of the voter is captured by ballot-scanning equipment. Sometimes, voters do not use a dark pen; and when that happens, a canvass worker darkens the voter’s selections with a black pen.

“This has been a regular part of the canvassing process for many years and is necessary for the voter’s ballot to be scanned and thus counted,” the board of elections said.

Although no evidence

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Everything you need to know about Election 2020

Knox County voters have more options than ever to cast their ballots for the 2020 general election, but those choices can be overwhelming. Knox News is committed to giving community members the information they need to vote.

We created this Knoxville voting guide to provide the information you need to know to make a voting plan and answer all your questions about this critical election. No matter how or when you vote, we’re here to help you ace this election. 

Election 2020: Why is this election so important to you?

Voters in Tennessee share their thoughts on the importance of the 2020 election.

Mike Fant, Nashville Tennessean

Do you still have questions about voting in Knox County? Email aclouse@gannett.com, and we will work to get you answers.

Oct. 5: The last day to register to vote in Tennessee.

Oct. 14-29: Early voting period; hours vary by location.

Oct. 27: The

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Twitter is Dunking on Chris Pratt for not doing an Election Fundraiser

With the 2020 presidential election just over two weeks away, celebrities are using their clout for one last push for the candidates they support. And as a new virtual fundraiser for Joe Biden is set to take place this week, people have noticed one person who didn’t show up.

First announced Sunday, “Voters Assemble!” is reuniting the Russo Brothers (who directed Infinity War and Endgame) with some of the Avengers cast to join Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris for a Q&A and trivia. The fundraiser, which will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 20, will include Chris Evans, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Paul Rudd, and Zoe Saldana.

Not every actor who played a major role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is involved; for example, Robert Downey Jr. is noticeably absent. However, some fans pointed out at least one actor who appeared in Infinity War and Endgame who

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Voter guide has information on Whatcom election candidates

No long lines for Washington voters. Your ballot arrived by mail and, while you have until election day to vote, if you’re ready to vote now, The Bellingham Herald’s 2020 Voter Guide can help inform you about local and state candidates and measures.

First, your deadlines.

Ballots were mailed Oct. 16 but it make take several days to reach you. You have until Wednesday, Oct. 21, to contact the auditor at 360-778-5100 or auditor@co.whatcom.wa.us to get a replacement ballot.

If you’re unsure about your registration status, you can check on it by visiting the Washington Secretary of State’s website.

You have until Monday, Oct. 26, to register to vote or change your address online or by mail.

You can still register in person at the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office, 311 Grand Ave., from Tuesday, Oct. 27, until polls close at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3. Face coverings and social distancing

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Your Local Election Headquarters: President Donald Trump’s holds campaign rally in Greenville

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – President Trump arrived at Pitt-Greenville Airport around 1:20 p.m. and spoke for just over an hour. 

He hit on common themes — attacking Joe Biden and Democrats, and criticizing the media.

The president also touched on issues like the economy, unemployment, the coronavirus and more. 

He claims that one or more COVID vaccines will be out by the end of the year. 

He urged North Carolina supporters to pressure Governor Roy Cooper to re-open the state. 

“We closed it down and now we’re building it back up, and by the way North Carolina, tell your Governor to open up your state, open up your schools. You gotta open this one up. I mean the people want to get back the kids want to get back in school,” says President Trump.

He was greeted by a big crowd, cheering him as he spoke… just as they’re cheering

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Sparks City Council political mailer starts uproar in Ward 3 election


A mailer paid for by the Committee to Elect Paul Anderson. (Photo: PROVIDED/Marshay Smith)

A political mailer sent out by a white Sparks City Council candidate portrays his opponent, who is Black, with darkened skin, sparking allegations of racism.

Sparks City Council Ward 3 candidate Paul Anderson approved a mailer that shows Anderson and his opponent, Quentin Smith, in side-by-side photos – but Smith’s photo appears to be altered, according to his wife, Marshay Smith.

“For you to use this picture and make my husband appear darker than he is as a scare tactic, I say ‘shame on you,’” she wrote on Facebook.  

“I think anyone who has taken a basic political science or government class in high school would agree that it has political overtones,” Quentin Smith said in a phone interview with the Reno Gazette Journal.

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Five of nine Genesee County Board of Commissioner seats contested in Nov. 3 election

FLINT, MI – At least three districts will have a new representative on the Genesee County Board of Commissioners next year, and other seats are also up for grabs in the Nov. 3 election.

In Districts 1 and 2, incumbent Bryant Nolden and Charles Winfrey — both Democrats — are unopposed and on the ballot. Newcomer Domonique Clemons, also a Democrat, is unopposed in District 4, and incumbent Shaun Shumaker, R-Fenton Twp., also has no opposition.

There are contested races in Districts 3, 5, 7, 8 and 9.

The nine-member county commission is the governing board and policy-making body of county government with each commissioner representing a specific area of the county. It is in charge of developing and approving county policy, including setting of the county’s budget.

This year, MLive Media Group partnered with the League of Women Voters of Michigan to provide candidate information for readers. Each candidate

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Early voting for presidential election 2020 in Knox County: Get the info


Are you sick of the election? Are you thinking about staying home on Election Day? DON’T. Here’s why.

Story Highlights

  • Early voting in Tennessee begins Oct. 14 and ends Oct. 29.
  • Voting early offers the most sites and times to vote.
  • The Knox County Election Commission administrator urges voters to make a plan and expect lines.

Early voting begins this week, and more people than ever are expected to cast their ballots before Election Day.

Early voting gives everyone opportunities to find a time and place to vote that fits their schedule. 

Knox County Election Commission administrator Chris Davis urges voters to plan ahead and vote early because of this year’s expected turnout and, of course, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

If you’re voting early, here’s everything you need to know to stay safe, save time and ensure your vote is counted.  


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Monday Is Last Day To Register To Vote In General Election

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL — Florida voters have until Monday, Oct. 5, to register to vote (if not already registered) for the 2020 general election on Nov. 3.

Florida voters can update their name or address any time. For those who still need to register to vote, the simplest way to make the update is online at RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov. Voters can also fill out a registration application at the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections offices. All four supervisor of elections offices are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.

On Oct. 5, hours will be extended to 6 p.m.

Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections offices are located at:

  • Robert L. Gilder Elections Service Center, 2514 N. Falkenburg Road, Tampa

  • Fred B. Karl County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa

  • Southeast Regional Office, 10020 S. U.S. 301, Riverview

  • Northwest Regional Office, 4575 Gunn Highway, Tampa

Supervisors of elections in the

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Monday is Georgia’s voter registration deadline for the Nov. 3 election

Monday marks the deadline for latecomers to join the nearly 130,000 Columbus residents already registered to vote in Georgia’s Nov. 3 General Election.

That means it’s also the last day anyone who may have been dropped from the voter rolls to register again, so those who have not voted in any recent election should check their registration status.

Georgia and the nation are headed toward a historic, hotly contested election that will decide not only who will be president of the United States, but who will represent Georgia in the U.S. Senate, and who will be Muscogee County’s next sheriff, along with other contests.

Voters who are not among the more than 25,000 Columbus residents requesting mail-in absentee ballots will have multiple opportunities to vote in person leading into Election Day, when 25 neighborhood voting precincts will open with special precautions aimed at stemming the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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