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A rundown of who’s running for what in this year’s Baltimore-area elections

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Photo by Justin Grimes, via Flickr

With Maryland’s election-filing deadline now in the wind, the fields are officially set for Baltimore’s local and state primary races.

College Park’s Council Delays Decision on Undocumented Immigrant Voting Bill

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A voting line in Washington D.C. Photo by Lorie Shaull, via Wikimedia Commons.

After much fuss, lawmakers in College Park, Md., opted not to take up a controversial proposal to let non-citizens vote in local elections.

College Park is Mulling Whether to Let Undocumented Residents Vote in Local Elections

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During a time of heightened crackdowns on undocumented immigration with orders emanating from D.C., the Beltway community of College Park, Md., is weighing whether to open up the voting process to non-citizens.

Maryland May Not Be Sending Any Women to Capitol Hill Next Year

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barb-mikulskiThe country might be on the cusp of history in electing its first female president. But the pantsuit revolution started by Barbara Mikulski may be taking a step back in Maryland.

City Still Trying to Hire Polling Judges for Election Day

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Two weeks from next Tuesday, eligible Americans will pick the next leader of the free world, as well as new senators, representatives and mayors, among others. Here in Baltimore, the City Board of Elections still needs judges at polling places around the city to make sure the process goes smoothly.

Baltimore Mayoral Candidates Discuss Policy at OSI Forum

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DeRay Mckesson. Photo courtesy OSI Baltimore.
DeRay Mckesson. Photo courtesy OSI Baltimore.

The police budget, city school police, and subsidies for developers were front and center at Wednesday’s mayoral forum at West Baltimore’s Union Baptist Church– as candidates answered questions focusing on criminal justice and human rights.

The Mayoral Race Isn’t Baltimore’s Only Hot Ticket

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Photo via Wikipedia
Photo via Wikipedia

With current mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake not seeking re-election and a dozen Democratic candidates throwing their hats in the ring, the 2016 mayoral race is the talk of the town in Baltimore. (Check out our on-going interview series with the candidates here.) But that’s not the only important campaign going on in the city this year.

Ditching Party Primaries Will Make Baltimore Elections More Inclusive, Councilmen Say

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votethiswaySince Democrats are in the majority, Baltimore’s 2016 mayoral election will likely be decided in the April primary, rather than the November general election. But this week, a pair of City Councilmen are making a proposal that could give the general election more meaning.

Maryland Governor’s Race: Election Day Picks From Crystal Ball, O’Malley’s Stomach

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Anthony Brown, Larry Hogan (via AP)
Anthony Brown, Larry Hogan (via AP)

It’s Election Day! Kids and public employees: Enjoy your day off. Everyone else: remember to vote when your boss lets you.

There’s no Senate race in Maryland, all of the state’s House races seem like done deals and most of Baltimore City’s delegate hopefuls faced their toughest competition in the primaries. But since the next governor of will be chosen, it’s an important election in the Land of Pleasant Living. While we’re waiting for the votes to come in, there’s plenty of time for handicapping the horse race as it comes down to the wire.

Attorney General Candidates’ Forum, Nov. 7

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The race for the next governor of Maryland may be forefront in your mind, but there are a few other important contests taking place next year, including the one for attorney general. The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law will host a forum for all four confirmed Democratic candidates for Maryland Attorney General (there are no declared Republican candidates).

The forum will take place Thursday, Nov. 7, in Westminster Hall, 517 West Fayette Street in Baltimore.  Doors open at 4:30pm, the forum starts promptly at 5pm and ends at 6:15pm. A reception with the available candidates will immediately follow.

The forum and reception are free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Confirmed candidates are: Aisha Braveboy, Maryland State Delegate, District 25, Prince George’s County; Jon Cardin, Maryland State Delegate, District 11, Baltimore County; Bill Frick, Maryland State Delegate, District 16, Montgomery County and Brian Frosh, Maryland State Senator, District 16, Montgomery County.

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