Category: Election

Council to Discuss Allowing Legal Residents Vote in City Elections

In tomorrow’s worksession, the City Council will discuss the possibility of allowing legal non-citizens (residents with Green card) to vote in College Park City elections. Currently only U.S. citizens can vote in the city elections. That said, while the Maryland Constitution requires citizenship as a prerequisite for voting in state elections, the law is otherwise […]

Monday May 5th, 2014 in Election | No Comments »

Thank You All, I’m Humbled

According to the un-official results of yesterday’s election, Council member Wojahn and I got reelected to District 1 (Kabir: 472, Wojahn: 443, Mellman: 125). Please check this Gazette article to find the complete results of all other races. Our election officials will count around 12 absentee ballots this morning, when we expect to see the […]

Wednesday November 6th, 2013 in Election | 1 Comment »

Vote College Park!

Today is the election day, when College Park residents will get the chance to choose their next representatives. This year Council seats in District 1 and 3 will be contested. I am, particularly excited to see a 3-way race in our district, keeping the tradition of contested race for many years. Please come out in […]

Tuesday November 5th, 2013 in Election | 1 Comment »

2013 Municipal Election – Here is What You Need to Know

Our City election is only a week away. Here are a few things you need to know.. Tuesday, November, 5, 7 AM-8 PM, Davis Hall, 9217 51st Avenue Please note, this year’s voting will start at 7 am (instead of 11 am). The Council changed the time in order to allow residents to vote early […]

Tuesday October 29th, 2013 in Election | No Comments »

Where to Vote in North College Park?

Today is the general election day. Polling places on Tuesday are open from 7 am-8 pm. If you live in north College Park (District 1),  the polling places are as follows. Church of the Nazarene, 9704 Rhode Island Ave. – for residents of Sunnyside neighborhood College Park United Methodist Church, 9601 Rhode Island Ave. – for residents of […]

Tuesday November 6th, 2012 in Election | No Comments »

Council to Consider Changing Election Polling Hours

At a worksession late after last year’s election, the Council expressed a desire to change the polling hours from 11:00 a.m.-8:00p.m. to 7:00a.m.- 8:00p.m in order to get more residents participate in City elections. The estimated cost to implement this change will be provided as part of the Board of Election Supervisors’ study on the […]

Monday March 5th, 2012 in Election | No Comments »

Should City’s Election Hours Change?

I received this Tuesday’s council packet from the City last Friday. As the council member – elect, I’ll get to attend this work session. I’m thrilled to join the Council this Tuesday. One of the items the Mayor and Council will discuss is the polling hours of College Park elections. Quite a few residents have […]

Saturday November 12th, 2011 in Election | No Comments »

Too Close to Call!

It’s a nerve-wracking experience. The ballots are counted – and guess what? I’m only 9 votes short of winning this election. Here is the unofficial result: Wojahn – 324 Nagel – 296 Kabir – 287 The official result will be announced today after counting some 32 absentee and provisional ballots at the City Hall. The […]

Wednesday November 9th, 2011 in Election | 1 Comment »

Participate, 2011!

Today is the election day. I’d request everyone reading this post to come out and VOTE!! It’s the only way to make your voice heard. The poll will open at 11am at Davis Hall for our district, and will continue until 8pm. Please see the map below if you need direction to Davis Hall. I […]

Tuesday November 8th, 2011 in Election | No Comments »

Trail Talk 7: How Different Are You?

On my campaign trail, most want to know what I’ve done and will be doing if elected. Some residents however ask questions that I find more interesting and challenging than others. The other day I was at the west end of the neighborhood and one neighbor asked this to me: What would you do differently […]

Thursday November 3rd, 2011 in City Council, Community, Election | No Comments »

It’s an Exciting Time!

How fast time can fly? Two years ago, I started this blog when I hit my neighborhood streets with a mission in mind – to reach out as many residents as possible, and talk to them one-on-one and find out the issues affecting them on a daily basis. It was the council election in 2009. Though […]

Monday September 26th, 2011 in Community, Election | No Comments »

Public Hearings on Budget, Election Rules Tonight

The City council will hold two hearings on City’s proposed FY2012 budget and election rules tonight. The budget hearing will start at 7:15pm, whereas the hearing on the new election rules will start at 7:45pm. One of the contentious issue surrounding the budget is the inclusion of #1 Liquor purchase by the City. Many residents […]

Tuesday May 10th, 2011 in Budget, City Council, Election | No Comments »

City Authorizes to Form Redistricting Commission

City Map In last night’s session, the Council passed a resolution to form a redistricting commission to study if the current election districts should be restructured based on the Census 2010 data. The city currecntly has four districts, each having 2 council members. Earlier last week, the Council decided to handle redistricting in two phases.  […]

Wednesday November 10th, 2010 in City Council, Election | No Comments »

Gubernatorial Election Results

Here are the unofficial results of yesterday’s gubernatorial election (updated 11/3/2010). Congratulations to School board-elect Peggy Higgins, who faced a rather bizarre campaign from her rival Mark Cook. Though our state mostly went Democrat, overall, the ruling party has been projected to lose the House. The next two years will be interesting to watch on the national political […]

Wednesday November 3rd, 2010 in Election, Politics | No Comments »

Hope to See You at the Polls, It’s Time to Vote!

Yes, it’s a bit cold out in the wee hours of this morning, but don’t let that deter you from voting.  Polls are open from 7AM to 8PM at poll stations and your voices cannot be heard unless you make them heard.  Make your voice count today by voting in the 2010 mid-term elections.  For our […]

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Tuesday November 2nd, 2010 in Election, Politics | No Comments »