The 2020 election in Talbot County was determined by 116 votes of more than 22,000 cast locally. Particularly in communities like ours, your vote – your individual voice – matters. We might also note that state and local elections, though perhaps not as exciting as a presidential race, are undeniably more important and impactful to our day-to-day lives.
We are proud of the strong, dedicated, and united team of Democratic candidates running to represent and serve the people of Talbot County. It has been a long, yet inspirational and informative campaign. So many of the decisions made at the level of Talbot County government are not partisan, and allowing our discourse to be polluted by national culture wars and vitriolic agendas would not be in our best interests.
Regardless of our Party affiliation, it serves us well to vote for the candidates who are most curious and driven for common-sense solutions, the ones who are both passionate and compassionate. Vote for people with experience and objective professionalism, and vote as if the future of Talbot County depends on your voice. Because it does.
It has never been easier to vote efficiently and securely; and we have put together an informative and accessible resource page –www.TalbotDems.org/Vote – that provides voter information links, election dates, and candidate information. You may not agree with our positions, but you might find the information provided useful.
In the final days of this election, we should all take a moment to reflect upon and appreciate the incredible personal and professional sacrifices of our friends and neighbors running for office. We should rise to their example to be active participants in the democratic process.
From the fields of Yorktown to the hallowed grounds of Gettysburg, our forebears gave their last full measure of devotion to start this great democratic experiment. From the forceful rhetoric of Frederick Douglass to the demands of our mothers and sisters in Seneca, we have continued to form a more perfect Union representative of all the people of this nation. From the cries of Americans when a revered King in Memphis was taken from us on the darkest of nights to the demands of a nation for equal justice and opportunity in the eyes of the law, we know that we have so much more work yet to do. The first step towards progress is participating in the democracy that generations of Americans have fought for, marched for, sat in for and walked out for, cried and cheered for and sacrificed and died for.
Voting is more than a civic right. Being a voter is a fundamental responsibility of every American that is embedded into the DNA of our nation. Be an American. Be a Voter. Election day is November 8.
Chair of the Talbot County Democratic Central Committee