LOCAL ELECTIONS

Montgomery County

Montgomery County 2022 Election Resources

Local elections, especially the primaries, have far-reaching consequences.

Our local leaders, from County Executive and County Council members to the State’s Attorney, decide how we spend our money, how we protect our community’s most vulnerable members, and whether our County’s actions will dismantle systemic oppression or reinforce the status quo.

Every vote matters. In Montgomery County, primary election voters from one party usually choose who ends up running our government, and the current County Executive won in the primary by 77 votes.

We’re here to help you sort through it all, using the resources on this page! If you have any questions about these resources, email Devorah.

Primary

  • June 7 – Deadline for Voter Registration and Change of Party Affiliation for Primary. You must be registered with a party by this date to vote in the party primary. You may vote in the nonpartisan Board of Education election without registering with a party.
  • June 16 – 24 – Primary Early Voting, 10am-8pm
  • June 21 – Deadline to request a mail-in ballot by mail or fax*
  • June 24 – Deadline to download a mail-in ballot from the State’s website*
  • June 28 – Deadline to request a mail-in ballot in person at a local board*
  • June 28 – Primary Election

General Election

  • July 11 – Voter Registration reopens for General Election
  • October 18 – Deadline for Voter Registration
  • October 27 – November 3 – General Early Voting, 10am-8pm
  • November 1 – Deadline to request mail-in by mail or fax*
  • November 4 – Deadline to download mail-in ballot from the State’s website*
  • November 8 – Deadline to request mail-in ballot in person at a local board*
  • November 8 – General Election

*Any registered voter may vote by mail-in ballot. You don’t need a reason to be able to vote by mail-in ballot. It’s a great option if for any reason you can’t or don’t want to go to an early voting site or your polling place. Depending on when you request your mail-in ballot, your ballot may be available as early as 30-45 days before the election.

Coalition for Smarter Growth (CSG) Forums 

Candidates will be discussing transit policies, including policies related to removing police from traffic enforcement, and rent stabilization near transit. We are a co-sponsor of these forums.

  • Montgomery County Executive Candidate Forum
    • February 8, 7:00-8:30 PM
    • Moderator: Jordan Pascale, WAMU
    • Register here!
  • Montgomery County Council At-Large Candidate Forum
    • February 22, 6:30-8:00 PM
    • Moderator: Kristy Daphnis; Montgomery County Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee Chair
    • Register here!
  • Montgomery County Council District Candidate Forum
    • March 8, 7:00-9:00 PM
    • Moderator: Jeremiah Lowery, WABA
    • Register here!