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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Information on Ballot Questions Available on New Web Page

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FREDERICK, Md. –Frederick County ballots for the 2020 General Election include four questions that, if approved, would change Frederick County’s Charter. The charter is the guiding document for the County government.  In order to assist voters in their decision-making process, information on each of these questions is now available on the Frederick County Government website at

Voters are asked to vote for or against Questions A through D. Question A is entitled Council Non-Interference. Question B sets Borrowing Limitations. Question C addresses the process to fill County Council vacancies. Question D addresses filling a vacancy for the position of County Executive. For each of the four questions, the website includes:

  • Text that appears on the ballot;
  • Brief background information;
  • The Charter Review Commission’s vote on the amendment;
  • The County Council’s vote on the amendment; and
  • The County Executive’s position on the amendment.

The 2020 Ballot Questions web page also includes links to videos of the Council’s meetings where members discussed each proposed amendment, as well as to the resolution the Council approved. 

Tuesday, Oct. 13, is the deadline to register to vote. Voting in the 2020 General Election has already begun by mail-in ballot. Ballots can be returned by mail or in a drop box through Election Day, which is Tuesday, Nov. 3. In-person early voting begins Monday, Oct. 26, and runs through Election Day, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. Polls will be open on Election Day from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. For drop box locations, early voting centers, and Election Day polling locations, visit


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