November 2018 The Legislative Minute


Election Day is almost here! If you’re heading to the polls—and we hope that you are—here is the information you need to make your vote count!

WHEN: Election Day is Tuesday, November 6. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Carroll County has designated 36 locations as polling places, including a new polling location at Taneytown Elementary for voters in District 2, Precinct 1. To find your polling place, click here, or view a full list of all County voting locations.

WHAT IS ON MY BALLOT: This year’s elections feature contests for Maryland’s Senate and U.S. House offices, Governor/Lt. Governor, Comptroller, Attorney General, State Senate and House of Delegates, Judges, County Commissioner, Sheriff, Clerk of the Court, Registrar and School Board, as well as statewide Constitutional Amendments. You can look up your personal ballot information by precinct at the County Board of Elections website.

WHAT TO BRING: Maryland guidelines allow for voters to bring the following with them to the polls:
• You can bring one or two children under 18 years old with you to vote. Under Maryland law, the children can accompany you as long as they do not disrupt or interfere with normal voting procedures.
• You can bring any printed material – including your marked specimen ballot – to help you vote.
• If you are a first-time voter and are asked to show ID, the following items are acceptable: A copy of a current and valid photo ID (driver’s license, passport, military ID, government ID or MVA ID card), or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows your name and address.
For more answers to Election Day questions, click here.


For 2018, the Maryland REALTORS® have announced the creation of the “HOME Ballot”, a master listing of candidates supported or endorsed by National, State and Local REALTOR® Associations. These candidates have been vetted by REALTORS® at their respective levels and deemed to be REALTOR® Advocates for important real estate and homeownership issues alike. For Carroll County, they include:

Maryland Governor
Larry Hogan

Maryland State Senate, District 5
Justin Ready

Maryland House of Delegates, District 5
Susan Krebs
April Rose
Haven Shoemaker

Carroll County Commissioners
Stephen Wantz, District 1
Richard Weaver, District 2
Dennis Frazier, District 3
Eric Bouchat, District 4
Ed Rothstein, District 5

Information on candidates in Legislative Districts 4 and 9, as well as support for federal level candidates, see the full HOME Ballot at

CCR encourages all of its members
to make their voices heard this Election Day.
We are the REALTOR® Party—and we VOTE!

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