On the day before voting begins in the Special Congressional District 7 Election in Maryland in 2020 Delegate Dr. Jay Jalisi released the following statement:
“I want all Howard County residents and parents across Maryland to know that the education of our children is and will always be my top priority when elected to the U.S. Congress. We need to address academic gaps and lift up all students, but redistricting students away from their neighborhood schools, and not improving those schools that need help, only allows the local school board an easy way out and is not the answer. We need deeper understanding of the issues and find real solutions for them, because every student in Maryland deserves access to an internationally competitive, high-quality, neighborhood-based public education that meets the demands of the 21st century workplace.”
Delegate Dr. Jay Jalisi
Here is the image of the release on February 3rd:
Delegate Dr. Jay Jalisi (D) is one of the 32 candidates (24 Democrats and 8 Republicans) vying for the 7th Congressional District Seat held by Elijah Cummings, who passed away unexpectedly in October.
Congressional District 7 consists of parts of Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Howard County.
The dates of the special election are:
- February 4, 2020 – Special primary election for eligible voters in the 7th Congressional District
- April 28, 2020 – Special general election for voters in the 7th Congressional District
For the first time in Maryland, residents can register to vote on the same day they cast their ballot. So you can head to the polls on Tuesday and register to vote there. To do so, you must be eligible to vote in Maryland, go to your correct polling place where you live, and bring a document proving residency. The documents that can be used are a driver’s license, ID card, or a change of address card, or a paycheck, bank statement, utility bill, or another government document with the individual’s name and current address.
Don’t know if you’re registered to vote? You can check your status here. There you can also see if you’re an eligible vote in Maryland’s 7th District.