June Chairman's Message

June is election month! That’s right, the primary elections are upon us. Early election is June 14 through June 21 at seven different locations in the county. June 26th is election day. Several races have more Republican candidates than positions available, so you will choose who moves on to take on the Democrats in November.

One exception are the Central Committee candidates. You will elect them during the primary, they will start helping immediately and will be sworn into office in November.

 

One exception are the Central Committee candidates. You will elect them during the primary, they will start helping immediately and will be sworn into office in November.

June was an important month in US history:

June 6, 1944  The Allies land at Normandy on ‘D-Day’
June 13, 1966       The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that an accused person must be apprised of certain rights when arrested (Miranda)
June 14, 1777     John Adams introduced a resolution making our flag “thirteen stripes,                                             alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation." thus creating Flag Day.
June 14, 1951  Univac 1, the world's first commercial electronic computer was unveiled in Philadelphia and installed at the Census Bureau
June 15, 1944  The Marines land on Saipan, from which bombers could reach Japan
June 15, 1215   King John set his seal to the Magna Carta guaranteeing basic rights to all the English people creating the foundation of our rights
June 30, 1971   The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was enacted, granting the right to vote in all federal, state and local elections to American citizens 18 years or older. This allowed me to vote in the 1972 elections!

 

Will June, 2018 be an important month for you? Will you be voting? Would you help us contact your neighbors who usually vote in only Presidential elections and get them out to vote? Will you be the one to talk with your neighbors about our rights dating back 800 years and our opportunity to be fairly represented by bringing an end to single party politics in Maryland? You can help by being involved with at least one of the following:

  1. Volunteer to drive people to the polls. What a great service to your community!
  2. Join a candidate’s team. We have great candidates running for county council, county wide races and legislative races. We need to elect 5 additional senators and 7 additional delegates to support Governor Hogan. Will you be part of the crucial crew that makes this possible?
  3. Help build your community by signing up to be a precinct leader. We have 195 precincts to cover for primary and general elections not to mention 7 early day voting sites.  We need people to serve shifts during those days as well as precinct leaders to help organize and communicate with them.  We can help you learn what you need to do and you will have fun with your neighbors.
  4. Become and Election Judge (and get paid!  http://www.aacounty.org/boards-and-commissions/board-of-elections/election-judges/
  5. Join fellow Republicans at their club meetings (http://www.aagop.org/republican_clubs) to learn from elected officials what is going on in Annapolis and the county, and to meet our new candidates.

Wayne Smith

MDGOP Candidate