Campaign notes

March 08, 2001

Campaign notes

Absentee ballots due Tuesday

Unless mailed, absentee ballots for the Tuesday Hagerstown primary election are due at the Washington County Election Board office by 8 p.m. Tuesday, said Election Director Dorothy Kaetzel.

Mailed absentee ballots must be postmarked no later than Monday and arrive at the Election Board by Wednesday. Absentee ballots received after Wednesday will not be counted, Kaetzel said.

For more information visit the Election Board office at 33 W. Washington St. Room 200, or call the board office at 301-791-3030.

Candidate Bodnar, and voice, hit TV

If the background singing in Republican City Council candidate Victoria K. Bodnar's television commercial sounds familiar, it should - it's the candidate you're hearing.


Bodnar sang the commercial's jingle, with the chorus, "help is on the way."

The music was put together by her campaign treasurer and husband Ted Bodnar, who once owned a music studio.

Candidate Bodnar's singing was put on more than a dozen tracks that play together, making it sound like a group of people are singing.

The 30-second commercials began running Wednesday on Antietam Cable channels MSNBC, the Weather Channel and Lifetime. A total of 60 commercials are expected to air until 6 p.m. Tuesday, which is the day of the primary election.

The campaign commercials cost about $620 to produce and run, said Ted Bodnar.

Free rides

Democratic City Council candidate N. Linn Hendershot is offering rides to the polls Tuesday.

The rides are free and for anyone going to vote.

To schedule a ride contact Hendershot or G. Edward Branthaver at 301-733-6292.

See the candidates

The Washington County chapter of the League of Women Voters is holding a Meet the Candidates forum Saturday.

Hagerstown candidates for mayor and council have been invited to the event to be held at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown's City Park from 10 a.m. to noon.

The event is free and open to the public.

- Dan Kulin

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