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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Frederick County, MD Voter Registration Volunteer Training Available

Do you want to help register new voters? This is an exciting time with voter registration increases occurring all across the country. Here is a way for you to volunteer to help register new voters in your community. The following information was sent from the Frederick County Board of Elections.

Contact: Stuart Harvey, 301-600-1007

For Immediate Release: July 11, 2008

Training is now available at the Frederick County Board of Elections for those individuals who wish to register persons to vote. To qualify as a Voter Registration Volunteer, a person must be of voting age and be instructed in accordance with the Code of Maryland Regulations, Title 33.

The training is available on Tuesdays, 9 – 11 a.m. and on Thursdays, 1 – 3 p.m. Persons may come to the office during those hours for training; no appointment is needed. At the completion of training, volunteers will be provided with Voter Registration Applications. The last training session will be on Tuesday, October 7.

In order to become a registered voter, individuals must be a U.S. citizen, live in Frederick County, and be at least 18 years of age on or before November 4, 2008.

Frederick County residents who wish to register to vote in the November 4, 2008 Presidential General Election are reminded that the deadline for voter registration is 9 p.m. on Tuesday, October 14. Voter registration applications may be obtained by calling the Board of Elections until Wednesday, October 8. Applications are also available in County libraries, the Motor Vehicle Administration, Frederick Community College, the County Courthouse, and all U.S. Post Offices.

Individuals may also register at the Board of Elections, Winchester Hall, 12 E. Church Street, Frederick, on the following dates: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, October 14, from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

For more information, contact the Elections Office at 301-600-VOTE (8683) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or visit our web site at

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