Maryland voter registration to allow for 'X' gender identity
The Maryland State Board of Elections will soon allow voters to choose 'X' or 'unspecified' as their gender, instead of male or female.
It's up to the states to end partisan gerrymandering
State leaders must implement meaningful reform by establishing neutral, independent or bipartisan commissions to draw fair election maps.
City Council needs to pass election fund
Baltimore voters want public financing of elections and now it's up to City Council to approve a system that keeps elections fair.
Look at presidential candidates' records and not their promises
A presidential candidate's record is more important than the promises they make from the campaign or debate stage.
Ensuring elections 'free from foreign intrusion'
Republicans in Congress must address threats to our democracy and help give states the tools and resources they need to protect our elections.
Robert B. Reich: Are Democrats up to the task of ousting Trump?
Robert Reich: The fates of America and the world depend on Democrats' selection of a presidential candidate.
As new leadership moves forward, uncertainty remains over Baltimore Teachers Union election results
Uncertainty still hangs over the Baltimore Teachers Union’s new leadership, three weeks after national union officials launched an investigation
Biden, Bernie and Beto were debate roadkill. Here's what they (and other underachievers) need to do to stay in the game.
Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Beto O'Rourke and several other notable Democrats need to step up their games or they'll be forgotten contenders in 2020.
In Carroll County town hall, panel promotes charter government, citizens leery of change
As a panel touted the benefits of charter government in a town hall meeting Thursday, citizens peppered them with questions that were largely skeptical.
How to return city government to the people
Baltimore's proposed public financing of political campaigns puts power in the hands of city voters instead of special interests.
Forget Russian hackers, the Supreme Court's gerrymandering decision just crippled American democracy
The Supreme Court's decision in redistricting cases out of Maryland and North Carolina removes any obstacles to outright partisan gerrymandering.
Fair elections fund vital for city's working class
Baltimore's proposed campaign finance fund is the best way for ordinary city residents to have the clout of deep-pocketed special interest groups.
Zirpoli: Polling data 'fake news' to Trump, bad news for Trump
If Trump hadn’t made a big deal of the data and lied about the results, most Americans would likely be unaware of them.
Maryland Democratic Party accuses donors to Gov. Hogan of violations; Hogan lawyer calls complaint 'false'
The Maryland Democratic Party has accused nearly 100 donors to Gov. Larry Hogan’s reelection campaign of violating elections law by giving too much money.
Baltimore's next step toward better government
Today, Baltimore enters the next phase of its efforts to promote a city government less bound by special interests.
Zurawik: Trump's got Twitter thumbs poised to troll Democratic debates. Will media let him get away with it?
Trump will do his dirty dance of Twitter transgression during this election, that's a given. But we in the media must resist the temptation to dance along.
Goldberg: Trump's personality is his biggest re-election obstacle
Goldberg: The problem for Mr. Trump is that if the central question of the election is him, he will lose because he is not popular.
Witcover: A new reason to get moving on Trump impeachment
It's more imperative now than ever to remove Donald Trump from office, says Jules Witcover.
Alternative Fact of the Week: Donald Trump plays his golden oldies
If Donald Trump's reelection launch sounded familiar, that's because it featured the same false claims he's been peddling for years.
Outgoing Harford school board members bid farewells as their terms come to an end
The first fully elected and appointed school board in Harford County met for the last time Monday night and when it in July, it will have a new look.
Likability: don't underestimate it
Likeability has become an even more important trait today as we see the president of the United States hurling abusive insults at nearly everyone.
Senator McConnell: Protect U.S. elections
The House is poised to approve legislation to protect the 2020 election from foreign interference but the Senate may have other plans.
Letter: Trump viewing party on tap for Tuesday
Letter to the editor in the June 18, 2019 edition of the Carroll County Times.
Honest Ads Act aims to minimize foreign election interference
Legislation would help voters see who is targeting us with paid ads on Facebook, Twitter and Google — the platforms of choice for Russian interference.
Minnich: The news is all about 'news'
Trump wants to be acclaimed dictator and he has followers who would agree to it. That is news.
Culleton: Democrats should focus on trumping Trump with Senate seats, Biden
Biden is my favorite for the usual reason — he has the best chance of trumping Donald Trump.
Editorial: Tonight's forum a chance for Carroll countians to learn about forms of government, possible change
Turn out or tune in to the government forum being held Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Room K100 at Carroll Community College.
National teachers union opens investigation into Baltimore Teachers Union election
The American Federation of Teachers is blocking an attempt to hold a new Baltimore Teachers Union election.
Korean Society of Baltimore seeks return of $60K in campaign contributions members made to Pugh
The leaders of the Korean Society of Baltimore are seeking the return of more than $60,000 in contributions made to former Democratic Mayor Catherine Pugh.
'Women Against Private Police' faces deadline this week in effort to stop Hopkins police force in Baltimore
A group of Baltimore residents fighting the creation of a Johns Hopkins police force face a deadline this week in their effort to put the issue on the ballot.
After Baltimore Teachers Union committee calls for new election, winning slate asks for an AFT investigation
Middle school teacher and newly elected Baltimore Teachers Union President Diamonté Brown wants to stop attempts by Marietta English to overturn the election.
Baltimore Teachers Union elections committee calls for new vote after allegations of campaign violations
The Baltimore Teachers Union elections committee plans to schedule a new election after allegations of campaign violations marred the vote earlier this month.
Impeach Trump for the spectacle if nothing else
Donald Trump is the worst president in American history and the most deserving of removal from office before the expiration of his term.
Davidson: Our government must work the way the founders intended
I like our founding fathers’ concept of three coequal parts of government. We need checks and balances.
Havre de Grace mayor, council members sworn in; David Glenn returns as council president
Winners of the 2019 Havre de Grace election — David Martin, Jason Robertson and Carolyn Zinner, and Mayor William T. Martin — were sworn into office Monday.
Manchester election: Incumbents re-elected as fewer than 50 voters turn out
The Manchester town election concluded Tuesday with 47 total voters participating, according to a town spokeswoman.
Tomlin: Hoping to set a positive example with a 'campaign of integrity'
I lost the election, but by running a positive campaign I believe by keeping my integrity, I helped set an example that I hope others will follow.
Kennedy: Too little interest in local elections; still interested in what Trump is hiding
It's sad that the citizens of Westminster (5.7%), Mount Airy (5.9%), and Sykesville (6.5%) for the most part couldn't be interested in going to the polls.
Dayhoff: Westminster elections have been conducted for at least 200 years
Westminster's first election was held on the first Monday in April 1819. Of course, as with many historical accounts, nothing is quite that simple.
'I'm doing this for my students': Diamonté Brown elected next Baltimore Teachers Union president
Diamonté Brown worked to get juvenile offenders back into classrooms. Then she became a teacher. Now she's head of the Baltimore Teachers Union.
Editorial: Voters send clear message about staying the course in municipal elections
Incumbents were retained at a 100% clip in the Hampstead, New Windsor, Union Bridge and Westminster elections.
Middle school teacher Diamonté Brown defeats Baltimore Teachers Union incumbent, unofficial tally shows
Middle school teacher Diamonté Brown defeated the longtime Baltimore Teachers Union president Wednesday in a surprising upheaval.
Election takeaways: What the results in Westminster, Hampstead, New Windsor and Union Bridge tell us
After this week’s slate of competitive races in Westminster, Hampstead, Union Bridge and New Windsor, there are some key observations to take away.
New Windsor and Union Bridge election results: Incumbents retain their seats
Residents of Union Bridge and New Windsor made their way through the wind and rain to the polls Tuesday to fill empty seats in their town governments.
Westminster election results: Pecoraro wins second term on council, Dayhoff and Gilbert secure seats
The Westminster Common Council will have two new members, and the sole incumbent running for re-election retained his seat after Tuesday’s election.
Pecoraro: Partisan column out of place in local election
Many people tell me that one of the charms of Carroll County’s municipal elections is that they are largely free of constant partisanship.
Baltimore Teachers Union election spurs allegations of voter suppression, campaign violations
Teachers will vote Wednesday in the most contentious Baltimore Teachers Union election in years. It has divided educators and been fraught with complaints.
New Windsor Town Council candidate ruled ineligible for election
One day before the New Windsor municipal election, a candidate has been pulled from the race.
Tomlinson: Some tempting, new entrees on the Westminster election menu
If the City Council decides to vote in favor of Ordinance No. 911, Westminster business owners might want to consider calling 911.
New Windsor election: Candidates discuss waste program, revenue, water bills at forum
Five of the six candidates looking to fill the three open seats on the New Windsor Town Council appeared at a Thursday forum, ahead of Tuesday's election.