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Election Day

Next Tuesday, November 6th, is Election Day. For many MC students, this may be the first time you are voting! Since we do not get school off for Election Day, I highly recommend early voting.

Early voting opened around the country last Thursday. You can find a list of all the early voting places and wait times here. Early Voting is open until tomorrow, Thursday November 1st, at 8 p.m.

When you arrive, make sure all your electronic devices are turned off. Then they will ask for your name, address and birthday (maybe your ID too so make sure you have that). Then you will receive your ballot and you can cast your votes! In total, it took me 10 minutes to do.

Make sure you have an idea of who you want to vote for before you go in. If you are unsure who is running in Maryland, you can find out here and if you are unsure who is running in your local elections, you can find out here, as well. And for any other info on voting check out the full Montgomery County Board of Elections page.

Voting is a privilege. Many people do not get to vote and have a say in what goes on in there world. So the fact that you do, should not be belittled. No matter what you think about our world at the moment, your vote matters. Even if what you are voting on may not directly affect you, it may affect your peers.  You have the power to make a change, not only for yourself, but for your family, friends and country.

So get out there and vote! Grab your family and friends and have them vote too! And when you do, make sure you tag us and #RaptorsVote so we can celebrate your victory with you!Voters!

Cassidy Colbert

I am a 19-year-old lifelong resident of Damascus, Maryland. I am in my 3rd semester as a part-time student at MC. I plan on getting my Associates Degree in the next couple of years and then transferring to the University of Maryland at the Universities at Shady Grove (health permitting).

MC has been my academic home for the past year and I could not be happier. I started off my collegiate experience at Salisbury University in the fall of 2015, but due to my Chronic Lyme Disease, I was forced to drop out. I thought my academic life was over, as I was too ill to handle a full course-load, but that is when I discovered the part-time option at MC. MC gave the choice to take as many, or as few classes as I wanted, and because of this, I am now back on track to getting my degree. MC also offered me disability support services to further assist me in accomplishing my dreams.

I hope that this blog can help other students like me to see that even though they may not be taking the “traditional” route towards higher education, MC offers load of opportunities that will get us where we want to go. Whether you aren’t sure where you want to end up in life, or have another obstacle, like a chronic illness or disability, you can still reach for the stars and accomplish anything they want to here at MC. 

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