MC Votes is a working group of faculty, staff, and students encouraging voter education and engagement at Montgomery College. MC Votes implements the College’s voter engagement plan (PDF, ) . MC Votes meets frequently to support collaboration and cross-promotion of voter education and engagement at MC. Anyone is welcome!
- Support MC’s academic and civic mission
- Engage politically diverse students and employees
- Provide information to:
- Students about voter resources like voter registration forms and nonpartisan voter guides
- Faculty about curriculum and professional resources
- Employees about institutional resources like enrichment leave for election workers
- Community members at large
- Increase MC student turnout during elections, as measured by our participation in
the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE)
- National Study on Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) Report
MC Votes Co-Chairs
- Lisa Hackely, Director of Student Life, Rockville
- Joseph Stumpf, Chair of History and Political Science, Rockville
- Karla Silvestre, MC Votes convener
- Gloria Bonilla, Voter Empowerment coordinator
The co-chairs were selected by the vice presidents of Academic and Student Affairs to represent the respective areas of the College. Contact MC Votes to get involved at MCVotes@montgomerycollege.edu.
Get informed now
- First time voter? Use this First-Time Voter Checklistnew window to make sure you're ready.
- Check your voter registration statusnew window.
Did you know it only takes an average of two minutes to register? Get started now.
- Learn where candidates running for office in your community stand on the issues new windowand what else will be on your ballot this election.
MC Votes Working Group Meetings are held monthly. Please contact Karla Silvestre to be added to the invitation list. If you miss the MC Votes Working Group Meetings, please review the meeting summarynew window.
You can also support MC Votes activities in your classroom, student club or organization, department, or neighborhood. See resources below to help you do that.
Download material and links to relevant websites
Voter Education and Classroom Resources
- Project Pericles Syllabi Databasenew window
- MC Votes AEBSCC Teacher Packet (PDF, )
- Montgomery County Board of Electionsnew window
- League of Women Voters
- Open Educational Resources Related to Votingnew window
- Ballotpedia: Maryland
- Campus Vote Project
- Rock the Vote
- Institute for Democracy and Higher Education’s Election Imperatives
- Teaching Tolerance
- MC Votes Logo (Black, Transparent)
- MC Votes Logo (White, Transparent)
- MC Votes Disclaimer and Civility Statement, edited Fall 2018 (PDF, )
- Campus Elect Processing the Election (PDF, )
- James Madison University Civic Post-Election Discussion Promptsnew window
- Headspace Managing Election Stress Meditationnew window
- Track the Results
We encourage you to turn to trusted, nonpartisan sources for accurate and current information, such as the Associated Press Election Hubnew window. Visit your state's election website for official information, like Maryland's election resultsnew window.
- Track Your Ballot
If you submitted a mail in ballot, you can track your ballot to ensure it has been received and counted.
- Election Protection
If you are experiencing issues getting your vote counted, contact the National Election Protection Hotlinenew window at 866-OUR-VOTE.