Unusual Election Year in Montgomery County

Unusual Election Year in Montgomery County

Term limits, public campaign finance lead to major changes.

Election Day is Nov. 6, 2018; early voting starts Sept. 21.

Election Day is Nov. 6, 2018; early voting starts Sept. 21.

Montgomery County Board of Elections


Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 – 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Check that you are registered to vote


Register to vote


Call 240-777-VOTE (8683)

After several primary elections decided after recounts by less than one percent of votes cast, and at least one surprise candidate coming in as an independent before the Aug. 6 deadline, the ballot is set for the Nov. 6 General Election.

The Democratic primary for County Executive wasn’t settled until a recount, with Marc Elrich winning by 80 votes of more than 120,000 votes cast. Elrich served as Montgomery County Councilmember at large, but had to leave the council due to term limits.

Now Nancy Floreen, who also had to leave her seat on County Council at Large, has entered the race an Independent.

Frequent candidate and architect of the new term limits Robin Ficker is the Republican in the race.

This could be a race where every vote counts.

Check that you are registered, and still on the voter rolls by going to

https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/VoterSearch before the Oct. 15 deadline.

There is early voting in Maryland, any registered voter can vote Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 through Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Voting early is a good choice in an uncertain world.

There are 11 early voting sites in Montgomery County, including Potomac Community Center. During the early voting period, any registered voter can vote at any of the 11 sites.

Who Is on the Ballot?

Incumbents indicated by *

County Executive

Vote for One

Robin Ficker, Republican

Marc Elrich, Democrat

Nancy Floreen, Unaffiliated

County Council at Large

Vote for Four

Robert Dyer, Republican

Chris P. Fiotes Jr., Republican

Penny Musser, Republican

Shelly Skolnick, Republican

Gabe Albornoz, Democrat

Evan Glass, Democrat

Will Jawando, Democrat

Hans Riemer,* Democrat

Tim Willard, Green

County Council District 1

Vote for one

Richard Banach, Republican

Andrew Friedson, Democrat

State’s Attorney

Vote for One

John McCarthy,* Democrat, unopposed

Clerk of the Circuit Court

Vote for one

Barbara H. Meiklejohn, Democrat, unopposed

Register of Wills

Vote for One

Dolores Reyes, Republican

Joseph M. Griffin, Democrat


Jae Hwang, Republican

Darren Mark Popkin,* Democrat

Board of Education

Vote for one in each district

Board of Education At Large

Julie Reiley

Karla Silvestre

Board of Education District 1

Maria Blaeuer

Judy Docca

Board of Education District 3

Lynn Amano

Patricia O’Neill*

District 5

Brenda Wolf

Paul J. Pykosh


Vote for One

Larry Hogan,* Republican

Ben Jealous, Democrat

Shawn Quinn, Libertarian

Ian Schlakman, Green


Vote for One

Anjali Reed Phukan, Republican

Peter Franchot,* Democrat

Attorney General

Vote for One

Craig Wolf, Republican

Brian Frosh,* Democrat

U.S. Senate

Vote for One

Tony Campbell, Republican

Ben Cardin,* Democrat

Arvin Vohra, Libertarian

Neal Simon, Unaffiliated

Lih Young, Democrat, Write-In candidate

Congressional District 6

Vote for One (open seat)

Amie Hoeber, Republican

David Trone, Democrat

Kevin T. Caldwell, Libertarian

George Gluck, Green

Congressional District 8

Vote for One

John Walsh, Republican

Jamie Raskin,* Democrat

Jasen Wunder, Libertarian

State Senator District 15

Vote for One

David Wilson, Republican

Brian J. Feldman,* Democrat

State Senator District 16

Vote for One

Marcus Alzona, Republican

Susan C. Lee, Democrat

State Delegates, District 15

Vote for Three

Laurie Halverson, Republican

Jacobs Harvey, Republican

Marc A. King, Republican

Kathleen Dumais,* Democrat

David Fraser-Hidalgo,* Democrat

Lily Qi, Democrat

State Delegates, District 16

Vote for Three

Bill Day, Republican

Ariana Kelly,* Democrat

Marc Korman,* Democrat

Susan Love,* Democrat

Early Voting Sites

Any registered voter in Montgomery County can vote early, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 through Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 from 10 am until 8 pm at any of the following sites:

  • Germantown Community Recreation Center 18905 Kingsview Road Germantown, MD 20874
  • Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center 14906 Old Columbia Pike Burtonsville, MD 20866
  • Executive Office Building Auditorium 101 Monroe Street Rockville, MD 20850
  • Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza One Veterans Place Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • Activity Center at Bohrer Park Social Hall 506 S. Frederick Avenue Gaithersburg, MD 20877
  • Damascus Community Recreation Center Social Hall 25520 Oak Drive Damascus, MD 20872
  • Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center Social Hall 4301 Willow Lane Chevy Chase, MD 20815
  • Mid-County Community Recreation Center Social Hall 2004 Queensguard Road Silver Spring, MD 20906
  • St. Catherine Labouré Catholic Church 11801 Claridge Road Wheaton, MD 20902
  • Potomac Community Recreation Center 11315 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854
  • Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department 17921 Brooke Road Sandy Spring, MD 20860