Resources for Participation in the Upcoming Maryland Election

5/22/2020

The Maryland Primary is June 2. You should have your mail-in ballot by now.  If you have not received it yet please open this link and call the numbers given. https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/lwvmc/pages/1/attachments/original/1588359119/Voter_Hotline_flyer_with_vote411_logo.pdf

This great website that has clear usable information for each state about voting deadlines, registration deadlines and includes information on how to ask for an absentee ballot, etc.  There are relevant deadlines in May for each DMV jurisdiction so this is a good time to get this out. The organization is called Election Protection:866ourvote    https://866ourvote.org/state/washingtondc/

Check your voter registration at https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/VoterSearch

The highly respected non-partisan Voters’ Guide from the League of Women Voters will be coming soon in both an English and a Spanish version. Check our website for updates or go to vote411.org now. http://www.lwvmocomd.org/

Resources for Getting Benefits or State or Governmental Assistance Due to Covid-19

5/22/2020

The first coronavirus relief stimulus payments have been issued. Here’s what you need to know about how much you and your family could receive.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/15/stimulus-checks-how-much-when-everything-else-you-want-know/

If you are self employed or normally would not be eligible for Unemployment Insurance you will now be eligible under the Cares Act in Maryland (check DC and VA for their requirements by Googling Cares Act DC or Va.) This link will tell you how and where to file. Filing in MD begins today, April 24.   https://mailchi.mp/60fc53320bd3/covid-2980565?e=ade2626c66

MD, DC and VA have suspended the processing of evictions and foreclosures during this pandemic. They will however resume once this emergency is over. In the meantime contact your mortgage holder or your landlord and try to come terms with them for the duration of the pandemic.  https://mdcourts.gov/media/news/2020/pr20200318a

Everything you need to know about paying your rent or mortgage during the pandemic.  https://www.npr.org/local/305/2020/04/13/833321521/everything-you-need-to-know-about-paying-your-rent-or-mortgage-during-the-pandemic?utm_campaign=npr&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_term=nprnews