Dear Friends,  
     Early voting begins this Thursday, October 27th and continues until Thursday, November 3rd. Polling places are open from 8 am until 8 pm. I encourage you to make your voices heard this election and take advantage of the many sites and hours available for you to do so.  
       There are many fine candidates and I encourage you to do your research. In particular, I would like to take this opportunity to again endorse Cheryl Landis, as our elected representative for Prince George's School Board District 5. I believe a vote for Cheryl Landis is a vote for better and safer schools, better communication and a better Prince George's County. I hope you share my enthusiasm for Cheryl and vote for her for District 5 School Board. In addition, Ingrid Turner, who has been deeply involved in our community, is running for Circuit Court Judge. She is firm and fair. She is committed to providing everyone in her courtroom with a fair shake, no matter whom they are or where they are from.
     The below information provides details for your early voting experience. It remains my great privilege to represent you.      

Geraldine Valentino-Smith
Delegate, Maryland House of Delegates, District 23A
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Early Voting at the City of Bowie Gym Begins Thursday, October 27
Election Day may not be until Tuesday, November 8, 2016, but that doesn't mean you have to wait until then to vote. Early voting will take place at the City of Bowie Gymnasium (4100 Northview Drive) and eight other sites in the County from October 27 to November 3, 2016 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Registered voters can also vote by mail by requesting an absentee ballot. Details about voter registration, polling locations on Election Day, and voting by absentee ballot were included in the sample ballot booklet that was mailed to registered voters. You can also contact the Prince George's County Board of Elections for information at 301-341-7300 or visit

Rides to the Polls
Free transportation to the polls will be provided to seniors (age 55+) and those with disabilities who live in the City of Bowie on Election Day (November 8) and for Early Voting at the Bowie City Gym (10/27 - 11/3). Call 301-809-2324 now to schedule your appointment. The deadline for Election Day rides is November 4th.

The early voting sites within Prince George's County are listed below for your information

Prince George's County Upper Marlboro Community Center  5400 Marlboro Race Track Road Upper Marlboro MD 20772
College Park Community Center  5051 Pierce Avenue College Park MD 20740 
Bowie Gymnasium  4100 Northview Drive Bowie MD 20716 
Wayne K. Curry Sports and Learning Complex  8001 Sheriff Road Landover MD 20785
Baden Community Cente r 13601 Baden-Westwood Road Brandywine MD 20613
Laurel - Beltsville Senior Activity Center  7120 Contee Road Laurel MD 20707 
Suitland Community Park School Center  5600 Regency Lane Forestville MD 20747 
Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex  7007 Bock Road Fort Washington MD 20744
Accokeek VFD Training and Activity Center  16111 Livingston Road Accokeek MD 20607   
 By Authority of Friends for Geraldine Valentino-Smith, Elizabeth Ryan, Treasurer