This update contains information on the voter registration deadline, the race for Carroll County Board of Education, road repairs and closures, the start of early voting, and the Carroll County Corn Maze.
Carroll County School Board Election:
With all the focus on the upcoming Presidential election, it's easy to forget that there are other very important offices on the ballot. I've had a lot of people ask me for my take on the Carroll County Board of Education race. School board elections don't usually get a lot of attention, but this is a critically important position that directs local school policy and the expenditure of over half of the county government's budget each year.
Carroll County voters will be selecting two new school board members (it is a five member board) this year. In this race, I am supporting Donna Sivigny and Marsha Herbert. Donna Sivigny is a credentialed actuary by trade with a strong financial background, and is uniquely qualified for the position. She's also been an active volunteer in the school system and in our community. Marsha Hebert taught and coached in the Carroll County School System for over 40 years and is a small business owner who is also very active in our community. I believe Donna and Marsha will bring sorely-needed "outside the box" thinking and a more fiscally conservative mindset to the Carroll County Board of Education.
Today is Deadline to Register to Vote:
The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming election is TODAY! You must be registered by today to be eligible to vote in the November election. You may register to vote with the Maryland State Board of Elections at https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/OnlineVoterRegistration/InstructionsStep1.
MD 194 over Little Pipe Creek/Bridge Deck Replacement:
On Thursday, October 27th, the Maryland Department of Transportation will hold an informational meeting to acquaint the public with plans to replace the bridge deck of Little Pipe Creek Bridge. The road is expected to be closed in the summer of 2017 for approximately 10 weeks. The meeting will be held at New Midway Elementary school from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There will be no formal presentation.
Greenwood Church Road to Close on or about October 21, 2016 to January 2017
The closure of Greenwood Church Road will be just south of the Greenwood Church Road and Hawks Hill Road. For more information and/or a detour map, visit, http://newwindsorquarry.com/detours-road-closures/
Carroll County 2016 Corn Maze
Carroll County Ag Center, 706 Agricultural Drive, Westminster, $10 for adults, $5 for kids 3-12, under 2 are free. Open Friday, Saturdays and Sunday. Haunted maze, October 28-29.
Early Voting - Begins October 27th:
Early voting for the 2016 Presidential Election begins on Thursday, October 27th and runs through Thursday, November 3rd. The polls will be open from 8:00AM-8:00PM, including Saturday and Sunday. In Carroll County, the lone early voting site is the Westminster Senior Center, located at 125 Stoner Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157. For a listing of all early voting sites throughout the state, click here. Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th.
As your representative in Annapolis, I welcome your thoughts and opinions. Please feel free to contact me or my staff with any thoughts, questions, or concerns that you have.