FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Future Vote?
In 2004 the Montgomery County Board of Elections launched the Future Vote (FV) Initiative pilot, as conceived by Gilberto “Dr. Z” Zelaya II, Ph.D., CERA, Community Outreach Liaison.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (Election Judge Service)
What is an Election Judge?
Election Judges assist voters on Election Day. Election Judges are selected from registered Maryland voters who have volunteered.
What are the hours of an Election Judge?
Chief and Voting Operation Election Judges report to their assigned voting precincts at 6:00 am.
How many times have you heard that? Or, how many times have you said it? If you have ever been involved in any social, religious, fraternal or political organization in an active leadership role, then you’ve heard it countless times.
If you are a passive, stay-at-home, “let-the-other-guy-do-it” kind of person, you have probably said it countless times.
The Volunteer in Politics (VIP) and the Active Ballot Club (ABC) are UFCW services dedicated to helping you in the process of making informed decisions. The VIP offers members current information, in a timely manner, on issues by elected officials in Washington, DC, and provides tips on how to work with your member of Congress either in DC or in your home state.
ABC provides members protection against anti-union politicians by supporting pro-worker candidates and incumbents; Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. The ABC contributions also help workers level the political playing field by activating and amplifying their political voice.
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The Union was saddened to learn this week of the death of one of our most valuable members -- Someone Else. Someone's passing created a vacancy that will be difficult to fill. Else had been with us for many years and for every one of those years Someone did far more than a normal person's share of the work. Whenever leadership was mentioned, this wonderful person was looked to for inspiration as well as results. Whenever there was a job to do or a meeting to attend, one name was on everyone's list -- "Let Someone Else do it."
It was common knowledge that Someone Else would make up the difference. Someone Else was a wonderful person, sometimes appearing super-human; but a person can only do so much. Were the truth known, everybody expected too much of Someone Else. Now, Someone Else is gone. We wonder what we are going to do.
Someone Else left a wonderful example to follow, but who is going to follow? Who is going to do all the things that Someone Else did?
If you have a chance to participate in the affairs of your union or your community, do it.
There are some people who wonder what happened, others watch it happen and then there are those who make it happen.