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Rockville, Maryland Approves Voting by Mail

Rockville, Maryland Approves Voting by Mail


In an effort to increase voter participation in city elections, Rockville is the first city in Maryland to allow residents to vote by mail.

The new policy was unanimously approved by the City Council and Rockville Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton. 

City Officials said about 16 percent of Rockville's 40,000 registered voters participated in the 2011, 2013 and 2015 city elections.

The next election is November 2019, marking the first time residents can vote by mail. Voters will determine all five council members and the mayor.


Rockville Is First City In Maryland To Approve Voting By Mail


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Comment balloon 8 commentsRoy Kelley • May 30 2018 09:07PM


Roy Kelley 

By mail is good, what about via e-mail? I guess, it will come soon too. 


Posted by Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty (SIB REALTY) 9 months ago

Roy, would have thought you already had this option.  Think it has been years we have been able to mail in our ballot.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 9 months ago

Good morning Roy.  Kudos to Rockville MD.  I hope this will be successful and implemented in more areas.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 9 months ago

This is good information for local residents. Thank you for sharing 

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 9 months ago
Warm Up the Grill After a Trip to The Main Street Farmers & Artists Market 
It's grilling time at The Main Street Farmers and Artists  Market! Everyone is getting their aprons on and their barbecue spatulas out. The market is filled with tons of great options for your barbecue: sausages from Stone Feather Farm, whole portobello mushroomss from Homestead Farm, veggie packets made with fresh vegetables from Pheasant Hill Farm, all seasoned with herbs from Tuckey's Fruit and Vegetable Farm.   If you don't feel like cooking, pick up some BBQ from Seneca Smokehouse and take home a ready-cooked meal.  There is no limit to what one can find when roaming the market in search of grilling options.   The Main Street Farmers and Artists Market is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. under the Main Street Pavilion.  
Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 9 months ago
June at Brookside Gardens
Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly & Caterpillar Exhibit
Enjoy the butterfly exhbit in Brookside Gardens' South Conservatory where you'll be surrounded by hundreds of brilliant live butterflies from North America, Costa Rica, Africa and Asia. You'll learn about their amazing metamorphosis, the important role butterflies play in healthy ecosystems, and how to ensure these beautiful insects thrive in our own gardens. 

Please note our new exhibit hours from 9am - 5pm daily untilJune 30. From July 1 - August 31 weekday hours are from 9am - 1pm and weekends from 9am - 5pm. For important visitor information, group information, opportunities to learn more about butterflies, and ways to become involved in the Exhibit,
please visit here.
Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 9 months ago

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 9 months ago

Minimum Wage Increase in Montgomery County, Maryland


On July 1, 2018 the minimum wage increases to:

$12 for businesses with 50 or fewer employees.

$12.25 for businesses with 51 or more employees.

For more details, please see the rate chart:

View the Rate Chart 

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 8 months ago