(BALTIMORE, MD, 4/28/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is urging Marylanders eligible to vote in that state’s 7th congressional district to cast their mail-in ballots in today’s special election to fill the seat vacated by the late Representative Elijah Cummings.
Paper ballots were mailed in April to voters in the district, which comprises parts of Howard County and Baltimore City and County. While a few polling places are open, for the first time in the state’s history, the majority of ballots will be “mail-in” after adjustments to the election process were made due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Mailed-in paper ballots do not require a stamp and need to be post-marked by today. Polling stations are located at: (Social distancing guidelines will be in place at the polling places.)
- Edmondson High School, 501 North Athol Avenue, Baltimore;
- Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Road, Windsor Mill; and
- The Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship.
Voters are now able to register to vote on-site if necessary.
“Especially in times of crisis, it’s imperative that our communities participate in the democratic process and exercise our constitutional rights to vote,” said director of the CAIR Office in Maryland Zainab Chaudry.
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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.
CONTACT: CAIR Office in Maryland Director Zainab Chaudry, firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-971-6062