Your Vote Counts

Greetings,


Amid the strife, turmoil and injustice that seems to surround us daily, the Social Justice Team at
Triumphant Baptist Church (TBC)  has adopted “Voting Rights and Registration” as one of its first and immediate priority areas of attention.  Following you will find information regarding the 2020 election and its process.

 

As we approach the November election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, we already know that exercising our individual right to vote is the best way to communicate how we want to see our Christian values influence positive change during these turbulent times. Our voices are important because each vote counts. To some, they are threatening voices because they call for a change to the status quo in our society.  Voices calling for change may lead to the voting rights of people of color, of low-income, and of immigrant backgrounds being challenged. We must each be equipped with the correct information to succeed in casting our votes.

 

TBC extends an opportunity for you to get the correct information you will need to learn about your right to vote and how to exercise that right.  Links to articles about eligibility to vote and links to online registration and other informative websites are below. Most of all, let us help to answer your questions about voting.


Please feel free to share the information and encourage others to visit the websites.  


Most of all …VOTE!!!   

Go Rock the Vote!

We are less than 100 days from the 2020 Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The last day to register to vote is October 13, 2020.


For Maryland:

www.elections.maryland.gov

Last day to Request Absentee Ballot — October 27

Absentee Ballots Must Be Postmarked by 5:00 PM on October 30


For Washington, DC:

www.dcboe.org

Last day to Request Absentee Ballot — October 27

Absentee Ballots Must Be Postmarked by 8:00 PM on November 3


We are less than 100 days from election day on Tuesday, November 3rd for what could be one of the most consequential presidential elections of our generation. The office of citizen is an important responsibility in our country. The right to vote is a privilege our ancestors marched, suffered, bled and died for. We don’t get to opt in or out. When we don’t vote, that’s a vote. When we don’t use our voice, we are speaking. Everyone must leverage this opportunity and get out to vote.  If you are 18 or will be 18 by November 3rd, you should register to vote.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a person is not required to have a reason to vote absentee. Go Rock the Vote! 


Returning Your Ballot

Drop Box Locations


Marylanders can use a ballot drop box to return their mail-in ballot.  At least 200 drop box locations will be available statewide.  Ballot drop boxes will be open until 8 pm on November 3rd.  Click here for a list of drop box locations.

Early Voting Dates For Maryland

Early voting in Maryland for the Fall general election begins this October.


Roughly 80 early voting sites will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. starting October 26 and ending November 2. Still, election officials are urging people to vote by mail ahead of the election due to the coronavirus pandemic. The last day to request a mail-in ballot is October 20.


The state will have 350 voting centers and 127 ballot drop-off boxes available on election day.


The general election is November 3rd.

Helpful 2020 Election Links for Maryland and D.C.   

How Can I Get Involved?

We've had many elections; and this one is just as important.  You may ask yourself, how can I get involved?  What can I do to contribute to my community?


Ask no more.  To actively be involved in the 2020 elections click on the following link, https://elections.maryland.gov/get_involved/index.html, for more information.




TBC does NOT endorse any particular candidate or political party.