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Yesterday, our Maryland Senate Republican Caucus sent a united letter from all of us to the State Board of Elections opposing Senate Democratic proposal for a “hybrid” mail-in election. We believe there should be in person voting for this vitally important general election with the full availability of absentee balloting (as there always is in Maryland) if anyone wants to avoid having to go to the polls. The letter is below in its entirety:


County Comprehensive Rezoning Update

Now that Carroll County Government is resuming more and more activities, the Department of Planning has announced that the Comprehensive Rezoning effort is resuming virtually.

The by-request follow-up stage of the Commercial/Industrial/Employment Campus rezoning process will be introduced to the Planning and Zoning Commission on July 8th, at their regularly scheduled work session beginning at 6:00 p.m. The focus of this is to introduce the Planning and Zoning Commission to the applicant properties and to outline the process moving forward.

The upcoming timeline, staff reports, and maps can be found at


July 8th                       Planning Commission Introduction

July 21st                     Planning Commission Discussion and Recommendations

August 5th                  Planning Commission Discussion and Recommendations

August 18th                Planning Commission Discussion and Recommendations

   *This timeline is subject to change given the current COVID-19 situation and county office operations.

TBD:                                  Board of County Commissioners Adoption

For the latest news and developments on this effort please go to:

The 2020 Census Has NOT Been Suspended Rumor

The 2020 Census has been suspended or cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.


Although some of the activities undertaken by the US Census Bureau have been adjusted or delayed, self response to the 2020 Census continues through October 31. The Census can be completed online, by phone or by mail. Click here to take the Census now.

From First Lady Melania Trump - Building the Movement - America's Youth Celebrate 100 Years of Women's Suffrage

On Monday, June 15, the Office of the First Lady Melania Trump announced the release of the Building the Movement: America’s Youth Celebrate 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage, an exhibit honoring the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment which gave American women the right to vote. The exhibit will launch this August (2020) and will showcase artwork by young Americans depicting this historic milestone. To create this exhibit, the First Lady is asking students in grades 3-12 from across the United States and its territories for submissions depicting individuals, objects, and events representing the women’s suffrage movement. One submitted artwork will be chosen from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, America Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The artwork will appear alongside images of women’s suffrage parades, marches, and gatherings that took place at or around the White House. All applicants will receive a thank you note signed by the First Lady, thanking them for their participation in this special exhibit honoring the women's suffrage movement.

For more information or to submit, click here

My staff continues to work remotely and can be reached at [email protected] or by calling 410-841-3683. Both email and voicemail will be checked regularly. My team and I will do our best to get back to you as quickly as possible.

As always, I want you to know it is my honor to represent you in the State Senate.  Again, your feedback and ideas are always welcome at [email protected] or by contacting my office.


Sen. Justin Ready