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Campaign notes for april

April 19, 2001

Campaign notes



Candidates forum


A public forum featuring Hagerstown's mayoral and City Council candidates has been scheduled for May 11 at 7 p.m. at the Valley Mall.

The candidates' forum is being sponsored by the State and Local Government class at Hagerstown Community College in cooperation with the League of Women Voters.

The forum, which is free to the public, will be at the HCC satellite campus at the mall.

The May 11 forum is being held instead of a candidates' forum that had been scheduled for April 27.

The city election is May 15.

AFL-CIO endorsements


The Central Maryland AFL-CIO Council is endorsing five candidates in the City of Hagerstown's May 15 general election.

The endorsements went to Democratic council candidates Kristin B. Aleshire, N. Linn Hendershot, Penny May Nigh, and Steven T. Sager, and Republican council candidate Victoria K. Bodnar.

The group did not endorse a mayoral candidate.

Five Republicans and five Democrats are vying for five council seats.

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The race for mayor has one candidate from each party.

The Central Maryland AFL-CIO Council represents 50 local unions with about 10,000 members in Washington and Frederick counties.

Absentee ballot request deadline


May 8 is the deadline to apply for an absentee ballot for the Hagerstown general election.

Voters who are physically unable to go to the polls or those who will not be in the city on election day can qualify for absentee ballots.

Absentee ballot applications can be picked up at the Election Board office at 33 W. Washington St., Room 200. The applications also can be faxed or mailed to voters.

To receive an absentee ballot, a voter's absentee ballot application must be returned to the Election Board office on or before May 8.

After May 8, the Election Board can issue emergency absentee ballot applications.

For additional information contact the Election Board at 301-791-3030.

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