Election office busy on final registration dayCounty...

COUNTYWIDE BRIEFS

October 07, 1992

Election office busy on final registration day

County election officials yesterday said final figures on the number of Carroll County residents who registered to vote in the November general election will not be available until mid-October.

The deadline to register to vote Nov. 3 was 9 p.m. Monday, and election officials reported a steady stream of last-minute filings.

"It was busy," said Rosemary McCloskey, chief clerk. "People are interested in the election, but that's always the case during a presidential election year."

The county registered 2,908 new voters in September, up from 2,159 during September 1988, the last presidential election year. The increase was due in part to an increase in population, she said.

As of Sept. 30, the county had 30,131 registered Republicans; 27,741 Democrats; 5,022 voters who declined to register with any party; 48 Libertarians; and 17 voters who declared membership in other parties.

Where to find copies of charter

Copies of the proposed home-rule charter as prepared by the Carroll County Charter Board are available for pickup at the following locations:

* Carroll County public libraries

* Carroll Community College

* Carroll County Health Department

* Agricultural Extension Service

* Carroll County senior centers

* Board of Education administrative offices

* Carroll County office building

Questions on the proposed charter should be directed to the County Attorney's Office, 857-2030.

The Maryland Energy Assistance Program has announced changes in income levels that qualify for heating aid this winter. The income limit for a one-person household is $851 a month; a two-person household may have income under $1,149 a month.

MEAP grants are available once in a heating season, and the amount applied to the heat bill depends on monthly income. Assets are not included in eligibility requirements.

You may qualify if you are a homeowner, renter (if you pay for your own heat, or if your heating costs are included in your rent), or if you are a roomer or a boarder. Fuel may be electricity, utility gas, propane, oil, kerosene, coal or wood.

Grants are available to people of all ages. Those age 60 and older may apply at Senior Information and Assistance Office at the Bureau of Aging in Westminster, senior nutrition centers and senior residences.

To schedule an appointment, call the Senior Information and Assistance Office, 10 a.m. to to 3 p.m., at 848-4049, 876-3363 or 875-3342. Home visits can be arranged for homebound senior citizens.

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