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2006 Candidates: [ State | Calvert County | Charles County | St. Mary's County ]

[ General Election: November 07, 2006; 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. ]

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2006 Welcome to our election guide for the 2006 Gubernatorial election.  This is an exciting year for both the nation and the state politically speaking.  In the nation, the Democrats strive to regain control of the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate or both.  One of Maryland's two U.S. Senators, Paul Sarbanes, is retiring this year leaving his seat up for grabs.  In southern Maryland, state Senator Roy Dyson (D) faces his toughest election in years against Thomas McKay (R).

The General Election day is on the Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November which falls on the 7th this year.  Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Voters who are present at the polling place by 8:00 p.m. are entitled to vote.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS TO KNOW ON ELECTION DAY:

If you experience any problems on election day and you are not allowed to vote, you can call toll-free 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683) for help.  The number is available nation-wide.

If you experience or witness any cases of election fraud anywhere in Maryland, the U.S. Attorney's Office and the FBI have setup a toll-free hotline at 410-265-8080. Complaints also may be filed by e-mail to baltimore@ic.fbi.gov.  Allegations of ballot access problems or discrimination also can be reported directly to the Civil Rights Divisionís Voting Section in Washington at 1-800-253-3931 or 202-307-2767.  You can read more here.

This year, we have divided the candidates up by county-specific offices (Calvert, Charles, St. Mary's) and then offices that are at the  state and federal level.  Each page includes a general overview of the respective offices and the length of the term.  We have also included links to maps for the legislative districts in case you are not certain in which area you reside.

Voting Myth: If I register to vote I will be called for Jury Duty.

Fact: In Maryland, they use both the registered voter rolls and the Driver's License database to select candidates for Jury duty.  So, registering to vote is not going to increase your chance of being called.

We provide more information about how, where, and when to vote on our Voting page.  We also have a page with a list of good tools to help you decide who you who are going to vote for.  Once the results start coming in, you can find the numbers here.  If you want to chat with other local residents about the candidates, be sure to visit both the Elections Forum and the Politics Forum.

We also have an interactive Election Calendar.  We welcome both candidates and members of local political groups to post their events leading up to the election.  An RSS feed  is also available so you can view the events right on your desktop.

State legislative districts for southern Maryland.

If you have suggestions for what you would like to see in this year's guide, please write to us and we'll be sure to consider it. If you need to contact the local Elections Board, we have provided contact information for all three counties and the state.

 

 

The following events are from the Political Calendar. Click on the link to view the Calendar.

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