Voter information for Thursday's primary election REMEMBER, THIS YEAR VOTE ON THURSDAY!

September 08, 1991|By Editorial coordinator: Cynthia Webber, Makeup editor: Ed Brandt

xTC Z/ The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.


QUESTION: Why are this year's primary elections being held on a Thursday?

ANSWER: Elections are normally on a Tuesday, but this year Sept. 10 falls on Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. So, the primary election will be on Thursday, Sept. 12. The general election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Q: Who is eligible to vote in the city's primary elections?

Only registered voters in Baltimore City. You should have a voter's card if you are registered, but if you are uncertain, you can check by calling 396-5550. If you are not registered, it is too late to register for the Thursday primary. But if you want to register for the November general election, the books will be reopened Sept. 23 and remain open until 9 p.m. Oct. 7.

Q: Can I vote without my voter's card?

Yes. Election board personnel at the polling site will check your name and address to make sure you are listed in the binders. If so, you will be allowed to cast your vote. You may be asked for identification.

Q: Where do I go to vote?

BA: Your voter's card will list your ward, precinct and the address of your polling place.

Q: How many candidates can I vote for?

AA: Vote for only one candidate for mayor, City Council president, and comptroller. Vote for three candidates in your City Council district.

Q: Can I vote in either party's primary?

If you are registered as a Democrat, you may vote only in the Democratic primary. If you are registered as a Republican, you may vote only in the Republican primary. If you are registered as an independent, you may vote only in the Republican primary. This is being done at the request of the Baltimore Republican Party. In the November general election, of course, you may vote for candidates of either party regardless of your affiliation.

Q: Is it too late to vote by absentee ballot?

Emergency absentee ballots can be requested by calling 396-5574. They must be returned by 8 p.m. Sept. 12.

About the Voters Guide

The voters guide was produced jointly by the The Sun and The Evening Sun. Questionnaires were mailed to every candidate on this year's ballot, drawn from the list supplied by the Baltimore City Board of Supervisors of Elections. The candidates were asked to furnish biographical information and to answer in 50 words or less the questions: "What is the most significant issue facing your constituents and, if elected, what would you do to address it?" The responses were subject to editing for length and grammar only.

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