Members of the Montgomery County Delegation are cosponsoring enabling legislation for new voting methods for the 2022 General Assembly session! If you live in Montgomery County, take a moment to thank Delegates Palakovich Carr, Carr, Charkoudian, Lopez, Moon, Qi, Solomon, Stewart, and Wilkins for cosponsoring the bill, MC 13-22.
What Does the Bill Do?
MC 13-22 enables Montgomery County to determine and select the best voting method for local elections. It does not mandate a voting method to use. It defines what ranked choice voting and approval voting methods are, what offices the voting methods could be applied to, and encourages voter outreach and education.
[Read the bill]
What Can You Do?
The Montgomery County Delegation will be hosting public bill hearings on local bills in December. You can sign up to testify here: http://www.montgomerycountydelegation.com/hearings.html
Once the bill is introduced during the General Assembly session (in early January), we will invite supporters from across the state to engage members of the House Ways & Means committee and your delegation to build support.
Stay tuned for information about advocacy sessions with our coalition partners.