Block Party Aims to Increase Primary Election Voter Turnout

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In order to increase voter turnout in the Maryland midterm primary election, four organizations have combined their efforts to host an Early Vote Block Party.  Join us Saturday, June 16th from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Marilyn Praisner Library in Burtonsville. Bring the kids for music, free food, and fun. The event will include face painting, a bounce house, door prizes, and a DJ. While you’re there, go next door and vote in the 2018 midterm primary election.  

Increasing Voter Turnout In White Oak

Our Voices Matter, the Commission on Social Action at Reid Temple AME Church, Communities United Against Hate Montgomery County, and Montgomery County Public Libraries are looking to increase voter turnout in the White Oak community for this midterm election. Voter turnout for midterm elections in Maryland is very low. And turnout for a midterm primary is exceedingly low, especially in communities of color where over half of students receive free or reduced price meals in school.  These communities tend to be civically underrepresented. This is true in parts of White Oak. OVM and its partners want to make sure that the perspectives of this community are represented in the selection of candidates for the general election.  

Block Party Attracts Young Voters With Children

This block party will attract young adult voters and their families, giving them a way to entertain the kids and vote in the Maryland midterm primary election. Kids will have fun in the moonbounce or with the face painter while everyone can take part in line dancing. By holding this event next to an Early Vote Center, voting can be both fun and convenient for all who attend.  

This is a nonpartisan event. No candidate running for office will speak as part of the program. No organization that endorsed candidates for office or any organization affiliated with a political party is a cosponsor of this event.  However, we can’t prevent candidates or members of their campaign staff from attending and talking informally with block party attendees.


If you’re planning on coming, please RSVP here if you can. RSVPing helps us with planning food and drinks for the event. Even if you don’t get the chance to RSVP, feel free to come. Drop by anytime from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM and bring friends and family along with you. Make sure your voice is heard this election year, and come out to Marilyn Praisner Library on June 16th for the Early Vote Block Party!