General Election

As I am sure you’ve noticed, the MD General Election is right around the corner.  Early Voting starts tomorrow; the General Election is 4 November.

Sample ballots were sent out via mail, but you can also view them here: 2014 Sample Ballot.

General Election – 4 November 2014

  • Early Voting for the General Election – Thursday, October 23, 2014 through Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 10 am until 8 pm.  Your polling location is here, University of Maryland Baltimore 621 W. Lombard Street, 2nd Floor Baltimore, MD 21201.
  • On 4 November 2014, your polling station is located here, Providence Insp Bap Church, 850 Edmondson Ave.

Some voting rules to be aware of:

1. You can bring one or two children under 18 years old with you to vote. Under Maryland law, the children can accompany you as long as they do not disrupt or interfere with normal voting procedures. (Election Law Article, sec. 10-308, Annotated Code of Maryland).
2. You cannot use your cell phone, pager, camera, and computer equipment in an early voting center or at a polling place.
3. You can bring any printed material – including your marked specimen ballot – to help you vote.
4. Some first time voters in Maryland will be asked to show ID before voting. If you are asked to show ID, please show an election judge one of the following forms of ID:
– A copy of a current and valid photo ID (i.e., Maryland driver’s license, MVA ID card, student, employee, or military ID card, U.S. passport, or any other State or federal government-issued ID card); or
– A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows your name and address. Current means that the document is dated within 3 months of the election.
5. When you go vote, you can wear clothing, buttons or stickers with political messages, but you must leave the early voting center or polling place immediately after voting.
6. In a general election, you can write-in the name of a candidate, but in a primary election, you cannot. Instructions on how to cast a write-in vote and a listing of the filed write-in candidates will be posted at the early voting centers and at your polling place on election day.
7. If your employer asks for proof that you voted, ask an election judge for a Certificate of Participation.

Not sure if you’re registered?  Want to know more about the upcoming elections – what the ballot looks like or the local Board of Elections information, visit the MD State Board Voter Page.

Further coverage of the elections can be found on our Elections Page.

The actions of one

 

Every day you spend a little time outside in the neighborhood.  Some days it might only be a 3-second dash to your car, other days you may be out for hours, enjoying the nice weather, talking to your neighbors, or playing in the park.  When you’re out in the neighborhood, take some of that time to look around and see if there is anything you can do to make it a little better.  Whether that’s pulling a few weeds out in front of your house, picking up trash that someone else (illegally) left behind, or maybe it’s something even bigger than that.

This post today is about someone who did just that – a neighbor of ours who noticed a problem in the park, and then spent an entire morning to correct the problem.  The Seton Hill Association would like thank Dave, George St resident, for his amazing work on the NW wall of Saint Mary’s Park.

For those of you who have spent some time on that side of the park, the outer wall was starting to crumble.  The bricks weren’t holding up.  Dave recognized this, and through coordination with the Seton Hill Association, was able to come up with a plan to amend this wall.

Thank you, Dave!  It’s amazing the affect one person can have!

Check out the before and after photos!

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New wall!

Board Elections!

The Seton Hill Neighborhood Association will be holding elections during our General Meeting on 14 October  at 7 pm at the Saint Mary’s Spiritual Center conference room (604 N Paca Street, through the fenced parking lot and then through the glass doors).

Don’t forget to join/renew your membership with the Seton Hill Association.  You can do this online, or at the meeting on Tuesday.  The Seton Hill Association represents and advocates for our neighborhood with City and State government. The Seton Hill Association is also the advocacy group for the Seton Hill National Historic District, Saint Mary’s Park and Howards Park.

The Agenda for October’s Meeting:
-Proposal to change the hours for Seton Hill Area 10 Residential Parking Permit (RPP) Area
-Presentation of plans for apartment development on the 400 block of Eutaw Street.
-Board Election (see slate below)

Ballot:
Executive Board:
1. President – Kevin Macartney
2. Vice President – Bryan Dunn
3. Secretary – Karen French
4. Treasurer – Aaron Greenlun

Board of Directors:
1. Fr. John Kemper
2. Tom Pisanic
3. Dawnn McCleary

2014 has been a successful year for Seton Hill:
-The Baltimore City Paper named our Saint Mary’s Park 2014 Best Park in Baltimore in their annual Best Of Baltimore edition.  This honor is in no small part the result of strong neighborhood advocacy for the Park and also due to John Crimy, the Park Steward hired by the Association to clean and green our historic lovely park!  This 2014 honor comes on top of last year’s award to Seton Hill of 2013 Best Neighborhood in Baltimore!
-The Association is partnering with the Baltimore Bike Party in their effort to bring together diverse neighborhoods in the City with their monthly fun bike ride.  The ride always begins in Saint Mary’s Park the last Friday of the month at 7 pm bringing hundreds of people from all over Baltimore to our park for riding, respecting and revelry.
-A wonderfully successful French Fair, full of fantastic music, great food, and tons of fun for both the adults and the kids!
-Check out our constantly updated website at setonhill.org to find out what is happening in Seton Hill and to get involved!