Harford Digest

Harford Digest

January 25, 2004

Touch-screen voting comes to Harford Co. for demonstration

Harford County's new touch-screen voting system debuts at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at a news conference in the Globe Cafe, 401 Thomas Run Road on the Harford Community College campus.

Diebold Election Systems spokesman Chris Hood will demonstrate the procedure and explain Maryland's new AccuVote System. People can try the procedure at the meeting. The election board is preparing for the state's March 2 presidential primary.

"For years, Harford County voters have indicated their choices at election time by connecting the arrows," said Harford County Election Director Molly Neal. "This new touch-screen is easy to use and offers voters a chance to clearly make their choices, change their mind if need be, and re-confirm that the choices recorded on this system are absolutely accurate," she said.

Women's commission holds luncheon, justices' program

The Commission for Women will hold its 20th annual Women's History Month Luncheon from 12:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. March 7 at Richlin Ballroom, 1700 Van Bibber Road, Edgewood.

Harford County Justices Mimi Cooper and Angela Eaves will speak on the District Court of Maryland and its agencies with a presentation of "Through the Eyes of Her Honors."

Tickets for the luncheon, which includes a hot buffet, are $22 per person and must be purchased by Feb. 23.

Information and tickets: Karen Tegges, 410-638-3117.

Feb. 17 meeting to focus on heroin use in Harford

The Harford County Department of Community Services' Resource Coordination Team will present "Heroin ... What Does This Mean to You and Harford County" from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 17 in the second-floor conference room of the County Office Building at 220 S. Main St., Bel Air.

Sgt. Steve Dunlop of the Harford County Sheriff's Office will present facts about heroin and how it is affecting Harford County. The workshop is free.

Information: Robin Rossbach, 410-638-3333.

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