Voters are preparing for the approaching general election

FREDERICK, Md. (DC News Now) — In a few weeks, Maryland voters can vote in the general election.

“This general election, at least for Frederick County, is very important because it will determine the direction of our district for the next four to eight years,” said Maryland voter John Funderburk.

A couple of the bigger races in Frederick County are the executive battle between Republican candidate Michael Hough and Democratic candidate Jessica Fitzwater.

The County Council at-large seat is one of the most competitive races in Frederick County, with Republicans Tony Chmelik and Phil Dacey and Democrats Renee Knapp and Brad W. Young vying.

Voters can vote in person or by mail.

“I personally like (voting) personally because I like the process of voting. I like to see my ballot. I like to see my ballot counted,” Funderburk said.

Elizabeth Clagette said she prefers voting by mail.

“I switched to mail-in ballots during the pandemic, and I haven’t gone back. It’s kind of convenient and fun,” Clagette said.

The last day to register to vote in advance is October 18. Voters have until Nov. 1 to request a mail-in ballot. If you’ve already requested a mail-in vote, the Maryland State Board of Elections says ballots are now being mailed.

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