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Campaign notes

October 30, 2006|by ANDREW SCHOTZ

Candidate forums showing for last time



People who missed the Oct. 18 and 19 candidate forums at Hagerstown Community College - which were shown live on Antietam Cable Television - will have one more chance to see them on TV.

The forums will run back-to-back on Antietam Cable's channel 19 on Sunday, beginning at 7 p.m.

The first forum included candidates for Washington County Commissioners, sheriff and state's attorney.

The second forum had candidates for Washington County Board of Education and state delegate subdistricts 1C and 2C.

The forums also are available through Antietam Cable's video on demand and as a podcast at www.antpod.com.




Absentee ballot deadline approaching



Anyone who wants to vote in the Nov. 7 general election through an absentee ballot has until Tuesday to request one by mail or fax.

The Washington County Board of Elections must receive a mailed application for an absentee ballot by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. A faxed application must get there by 11:59 p.m.

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After those deadlines, a late application must be completed in person.

The application is online at www.washco-md.net/election/elect1.html. Go to "Absentee Ballot Information" on the left side, then "Absentee Ballot Application."

For more information, call the board of elections at 240-313-2050.




State candidates to speak at forum



The Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce is holding a forum for state senate and delegate candidates Wednesday.

It will run from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Four Points Sheraton on Dual Highway.

Admission costs $10 per person. The candidates will not receive any proceeds.

To register, go to www.hagerstown.org or call 301-739-2015, ext. 100.

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