Harford Digest

HARFORD DIGEST

August 20, 2006

Tuesday is deadline to register to vote

Maryland residents wishing to vote in the primary election must register by 9 p.m. Tuesday through any election office.

The primary is Sept. 12.

Voter registration applications are available at Motor Vehicle Administration sites, the county Health Department, local Social Services offices, the Office on Aging, the Division of Rehabilitation Services, public institutions of higher education, marriage license bureaus, post offices, public library branches, and at county and state boards of elections.

Voter registration applications also may be downloaded from the State Board of Elections Web site: www.elections.state.md.us.

If a voter registered by mail after Jan. 1, 2003, federal law requires that the voter provide identification information before casting a vote.

Also, voters who are elderly or disabled and who wish to vote in person in the Nov. 7 General Election have until the close of business Tuesday to request they be reassigned to an accessible polling place if the voter's home polling place is inaccessible.

The Board of Elections will assign the voter to a polling place that is accessible, where the voter may vote his home precinct ballot.

Information: 410-638-3565.

County announces two road closings

The Harford County Public Information Office has announced road closings for this week:

Boggs Road will be closed to through-traffic as soon as tomorrow to repair a washout. The work is expected to take approximately two weeks. Information: 410-638-3279.

Ryan and Carrs Mill roads will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday for removal of a tree. If the tree removal is not completed by 6 p.m. Wednesday, detour signs will remain in place Thursday, or until the job is completed.

Detour signs will be posted at both sites.

Information: 443-336-5651.

Disabilities group seeks award nominees

Nominations are being accepted for the Harford County Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities' annual awards, to be presented this fall at the committee's luncheon.

The honorees will include individuals and groups who promote the hiring of persons with disabilities in Harford County.

"Americans With Disabilities: Ready for the Global Workforce" is the theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October. The message emphasizes the need to promote greater job opportunities for workers with disabilities.

Nominations are being accepted in six categories: Employee of the Year, Employer of the Year, Harford County Student Worker of the Year, Barrier-Free Design Award, the Ruth Helen Thompson Memorial Community Service Award and the Print or Electronic Media Award.

Nomination deadline is Sept. 13.

Information: 410-638-3373 (voice/TTY) or disability@harfordcountymd.gov.

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