Election day is upon us. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

You can find out where to vote by putting your information into the state’s election website here.

The local races for County Council and County Executive aren’t especially competitive, with incumbent Democrats expected to retain their seats.

A few Republican candidates are hopeful heading into Election Day–two of which, Rose Li running for the state delegate seat in Bethesda-based District 16, and Ernest “Ed” Edmundson running in Potomac-based District 15 for a delegate seat, are seen as contenders.

Two local races to watch include the at-large school board seat, which has pitted two unions against each other in the race of Shebra Evans and Jill Ortman-Fouse, and a controversial election for circuit court judge in which the character of one sitting judge is being questioned.

Here you can find The Washington Post‘s list of endorsements for local house and senate races.


The race for governor has become competitive in the final stretch, with Republican Annapolis businessman Larry Hogan drawing closer to post-primary favorite Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown. According to recent polls, Brown holds a less than 10 point lead over Hogan.

For more information take a look at the issues and races we’ve covered on Bethesda Beat:

Behind Genteel Exterior, Some Rough-And-Tumble in This Year’s School Board Contests


Two major county unions on collision course over at-large seat in Tuesday election

Amid Quiet Fall Election, Judgeship Contest Roils Local Legal And Political Circles

Charges, countercharges fly over fitness of one incumbent – and a non-incumbent


For Montgomery Republicans, A Few Hopeful Spots In A Bare Fall Landscape

Handful of GOP State Legislative nominees mounting funded, energetic campaigns

With Little Debate, County Democrats Endorse Issue Questions On November Ballot


Effort to create ‘Lockbox’ for transportation funds tops measures facing voters