Voter deadline is Oct. 12
Marylanders who want to vote in the Nov. 2 general election or change their party enrollment have until Oct. 12 to register.
The Washington County Board of Elections must receive a hand-delivered application by 9 p.m. A mailed application must be postmarked no later than that day.
Anyone with questions may contact the board at 240-313-2050.
The National Federation of Independent Business of Maryland has endorsed 38 candidates in this year's Maryland House and Senate races.
The organization's picks in races connected to Washington County are: Sen. George C. Edwards, District 1; Christopher B. Shank, Senate candidate, District 2; Sen. Alex X. Mooney, District 3; Del. LeRoy E. Myers Jr., Subdistrict 1C; Del. Andrew A. Serafini, Subdistrict 2A; Cort Meinelschmidt, delegate candidate, Subdistrict 2C. All are Republicans.
Also, NFIB has endorsed U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., and named him a "Guardian of Small Business" for voting in favor of key small-business issues at least 70 percent of the time.
Bartlett is running for a 10th two-year term.
Benefit for Woods' campaign
James M. "Jim" Woods, a Republican candidate for Washington County sheriff, is holding a benefit motorcycle ride for his campaign Oct. 10, starting at New Del-Mar Inn, west of Hagerstown.
Registration starts at 11 a.m. The ride begins at 1 p.m.
The ride will end at The Landing Restaurant and Pub on Dual Highway.
Sandwiches and snacks will be provided. A cash bar will be available.
Campaign donations will be accepted.
Woods is running against Democrat Douglas W. Mullendore, the incumbent.
Meinelschmidt's HQ hours
Cort Meinelschmidt, a Republican state delegate candidate in Subdistrict 2C, is keeping his campaign headquarters at 39 E. Franklin St. in Hagerstown open five days a week: Monday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, 7 to 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The phone number is 301-331-5171.
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