|August 30, 2010|
Please make every effort to exercise your right to vote in the Maryland Primary Election on September 14th and the General Election on November 2nd. Furthermore, you may be interested to learn that members of your association, PGCAR, have filed their candidacy for the listed elective offices:
(Please note: PGCAR does not endorse candidates)
Some of you may be attending the Maryland Association of REALTORS® Fall Conference in Ocean City on Primary Election Day, September 14th and maybe you'll be in New Orleans before the NAR Conference on General Election Day, November 2nd. If so, please take advantage of the opportunity for early voting or absentee voting.
For the primary election, early voting centers will be open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, Friday September 3, 2010 through Thursday, September 9, 2010, except for Sunday, September 5th when early voting centers are closed.
For the general election, early voting centers will be open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, Friday October 22, 2010 through Thursday, October 28, 2010, except for Sunday, October 24th when early voting centers are closed.
Please refer to the listed links for complete election information, including specific details on early and absentee voting.
Maryland State Board of Elections:
Prince George's Locations - Early Voting Centers:
How to obtain an absentee ballot:
Download a voter registration form here:
Candidate Forums - Tuesday & Wednesday:
Voting, Forums & Other Important Election Dates:
As an added benefit to our members, during election cycles, the Association puts together a Political Tracking Task Force to interview candidates for County Council and County Executive. The Association sends questionnaires to all registered candidates and the Task Force then interviews the candidates that took the time to respond to our written questionnaire. The questionnaires and interviews concentrate on real estate and property rights related issues as well as other issues that have an impact on real estate.
This year, the Task Force has interviewed many of the candidates for Prince George's County Council and Prince George's County Executive 2010. All of the candidates who were interviewed offer a wide range of personal and career experience. However, elective office is limited to one, so difficult choices had to be made.
With such strong candidates, there were many issues to consider during our discussions. However, after thorough debate and careful deliberation, the Task Force believes that the candidates listed below best share the REALTOR® vision. These candidates demonstrated that they understand the issues of concern to the real estate community, homebuyers, sellers and property owners in Prince George's County.
PGCAR does not endorse candidates; however, the Task Force has recommended RPAC support for the listed candidates:
The United Communities Against Poverty (UCAP) has been Prince George's official community agency since 1978. UCAP is launching a program featuring 6 workshops to help homeowners become more knowledgable about homeownership and reduce or eliminate the possibility of foreclosures:
Registration fee is only $35. Space is limited. Please help spread the word to homeowners. They can contact Nathaniel McDonald for details at (301) 322-5700 X107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UCAP has a county-wide reputation and has empowered the lives of tens of thousands of residents with job readiness training, placements, skills upgrades and esteem empowerment. UCAP staff members say that "in order to positively sustain communities, dedication to recovery and reinvestment is vital."
United Communities Against Poverty, Inc. is located in Capitol
Heights, MD, and can be reached at
A hearing to receive public comments on the reliability and quality of the electric distribution service of Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) will be held this Thursday, September 2, beginning at 6 p.m. at:
Prince George's Community College, Hallam Theatre
Please bring photo ID for entry. To allow all attendees an opportunity to speak, the Commission requests that all oral comments be less than 5 minutes. A sign up sheet will be available at 5:30 p.m. for those wishing to speak during the hearing. Written, signed comments may also be submitted by September 2 to: Terry J. Romine, Executive Secretary, Maryland Public Service Commission, William Donald Schaefer Tower, 6 St. Paul Street, 16th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, Reference "Case No. 9240 - Public Comment." Full notice >