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TODAY: CAIR, Community Partners to Co-Host Webinar on Vote-By-Mail Process Ahead of Maryland Primary Election on June 2

(BALTIMORE, MD, 5/6/20) – On Wednesday, May 6, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), will partner with the Montgomery County Board of Elections and several mosques to hold an online webinar on the vote-by-mail process by which most ballots will be collected for the first time in Maryland’s primary election scheduled for June 2.

WHO: CAIR, Montgomery County Board of Elections, Maryland Mosques 

WHAT: Online Webinar on Vote-By-Mail Process for Maryland Primary Election

WHEN: Wednesday, May 6, 5 p.m. 

REGISTRATION LINK: https://bit.ly/2020mdprimaryelection  

The primary election was originally scheduled to be held on April 28, but the date was moved after the coronavirus pandemic prompted a statewide lockdown. The Maryland State Board of Elections began mailing out paper ballots last month to more than 4 million eligible registered voters across the state, and residents started receiving them this week.

SEE: Maryland’s June 2 primary will be conducted by mail with limited in-person voting, governor orders

https://www.baltimoresun.com/politics/elections/bs-md-pol-primary-hogan-decision-20200410-rvphpqz4mjfqdpnfrhjrifyqxm-story.html

Mailed-in paper ballots do not require a stamp, can be dropped off at designated election sites or mailed through the post office, and need to be post-marked by June 2. 

SEE: Maryland State Board of Elections 

https://www.elections.maryland.gov/

“A free, accessible and transparent election process is one of the hallmarks of any democracy and is especially critical to preserve during times of crises,” said Director of CAIR’s Office in Maryland Zainab Chaudry. “Our goal with this webinar is to promote voter turn out, and provide accurate, simple and concise information in one place in order to help our communities navigate this election as stress-free as possible.” 

The June 2 primary includes nominations for the state’s eight U.S. House seats. Baltimore voters will nominate candidates for mayor, City Council president, council seats and city comptroller. The primary is also for U.S. president, although with the withdrawal of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders from the Democratic race, former Vice President Joe Biden is the party’s presumptive nominee.

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CONTACT: CAIR Office in Maryland Director Zainab Chaudry,  zchaudry@cair.com, 410-971-6062

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