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T idewater Trader April 1, 2020 Page 26 8 Tidewater Trader, Inc. will be closed on Monday, April 13 th in observance of Easter. Early deadlines for the April 15 th issue are as follows: Classified and Display: 12noon on Wednesday, April 8 th . Holiday Closing • Tuesday, April 7: Deadline to register to vote or change party affiliation for the primary election. • Thursday, May 21: Early Voting for Primary Election Begins. • Tuesday, May 26: Deadline for a registered voter to request a mailed or faxed absentee ballot. • Thursday, May 28: Early Voting for Primary Election Ends. • Friday, May 29: Deadline for a registered voter to request an electronic absentee ballot. • Tuesday, June 2: Primary Election Day. - Deadline for a registered voter or voter’s agent to request an absentee ballot in person at a local board. - Deadline for the local boards to receive an absentee ballot delivered by hand. • Date TBD: Certification of the Primary Election Results. - Deadline for local boards to receive absentee ballots by mail. • Date TBD: Voter Registration reopens. • July 13-16: Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin • Monday, August 3: Deadline for general election petition candidate to file with SBE or the appropriate local board the Certificate of Candidacy and Candidacy Petition. • August 24-27: Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina • Thursday, Sept. 17: Constitution Day and Citizenship Day - Anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. • Tuesday, Oct. 13: Deadline to register to vote in the General Election. • Thursday, Oct. 15: Deadline for write-in candidates to file a Certificate of Candidacy. Only filed write-in candidates will have their votes reported on the official canvass. • Thursday, Oct. 22: Early Voting for the General Election Begins. • Tuesday, Oct. 27: Deadline for a registered voter to request a mailed or faxed absentee ballot. • Thursday, Oct. 29: Early Voting for General Election Ends. • Friday, Oct. 30: Deadline for a registered voter to request an electronic absentee ballot. • Tuesday, Nov. 3: General Election Day. - Deadline for a registered voter or voter’s agent to request an absentee ballot in person at a local board. - Deadline for the local boards to receive an absentee ballot delivered by hand. • Friday, Nov. 13: Certification of the General Election Results. - Deadline for local boards to receive absentee ballots by mail. • Monday, Nov. 16: Voter registration reopens. • Tuesday, Dec. 8: Statewide Certification of Election Results. • Monday, Dec. 14: Official casting of votes by members of the Electoral College. Maryland Election Information 2020 2020 Election Timeline For More Information About Registration and Voting: Kent County Board of Elections Office 410-778-0038 • www.kentcountyelections.org Queen Anne’s County Board of Elections Office 410-758-0832 • www.qacelections.com Cecil County Board of Elections Office 410-996-5310 • www.ccgov.org/election_bd or Talbot County Board of Elections Office 410-770-8099 www.talbotcountymd.gov/index.php?page=Election_Board The non-partisan group “Your Vote, Your Voice”, formed in Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties in 2017, encourages local citizens to be engaged. The non-partisan group is a coalition of members of local civic groups. “Your vote is literally your voice in the forward progress of our community, our state, and our country. We each need to keep informed,” according to Muriel Cole, Steering Committee member. She notes that in Kent County one out of five citizens is not registered to vote. The group hopes to increase participation among young people, the disenfran- chised, and those who are not now involved in the political process. Voter registration is open through April 7 for Maryland citi- zens 18 and over, with pre-registration open to those over 16. Students attending college in Maryland who use their college address and former convicts, even if on probation, are eligible to vote. Any voter may vote by absentee ballot. The Maryland primary election has been postponed until June 2 nd from 7am until 8pm. Early voting and same day voter registration will be available from Thursday, May 21 st through Thursday, May 28 th from 10am until 8pm. To register or to report a change of address, bring your MVA- issued license, ID card, or change of address card, or your paycheck, bank statement, utility bill, or other government document with your name and new address. On-line registration is available at elections.state.md.us if you have a validMaryland driver’s license or identifica- tion, or download an English or Spanish registration application and complete and return it. Citizens may also call 410-778-0038 to request a form. For those interested in volunteering for 2020 activities, email yourvoiceyourvotemd@gmail.com. yourvoteyourvoicemd.org Your Vote, Your Voice Shore Regional Health Announces Imaging Changes Due to COVID-19 Shore Regional Health has announced a reduction in diagnostic imaging services for the time being due to COVID-19. According to Dr. Kim Oster, MD, president, Shore Radiology, and Dr. Dale Johnson, MD, chairman, Shore Regional Health Radiology Departments, and in keeping with the directive of the Secretary of Health of the State of Maryland, as of March 24 th , all elective/non-urgent imaging at all facilities are postponed and only critical imaging is being performed. Critical imaging services include trauma, oncology, infection, ischemia, acute bleeding, and acute neurologic changes. Other requests are reviewed by the imaging team on a case by case basis. “We are calling patients with appointments scheduled in the next several weeks to inform them of this change, but we also want potential ‘walk-ins’ to know that their test will not be conducted at this time so they will not make an unnecessary trip,” says Penny Olivi, director Diagnostic Imaging for UM Shore Regional Health. “We expect to begin accepting appointment requests for elective/non-urgent im- aging in mid-April. If you have a question about your appointment or whether or not an imaging location is we open, call 410-822-1000, extension 2600.” The Diagnostic & ImagingCenter has cancelled Saturday hours until further notice. Who's Cookin’ With Carla? SHAD ROE 2 Sets of Shad Roe, membrane removed 1-1/2 Tbsp Butter, melted with 2 Shakes Worchestershire Sauce Salt and Pepper Lemon Wedge Brush roeonbothsideswithmeltedbutter/worcestershiresauce. Season with salt and pepper. Place 5 inches under a broiler and broil for 5 minutes on each side. Serve with lemon wedge. Who's Cookin’ With Carla? OVEN ROASTED ASPARAGUS Asparagus Olive Oil Sea Salt Freshly Cracked Pepper Preheat oven to 400˚F. Rinse and snap desired amount of asparagus. Pat dry. Place in a single layer on a cookie sheet with sides. Coat the asparagus with 1 to 2 tablespoons of olive oil, making sure each spear is coated. Sprinkle with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper. Place in heated oven for 8 to 10 minutes. The asparagus will caramelize. Turn if necessary. Serve immediately. Also good with a little balsamic vinegar. POSTPONED - Local Al-Anon & Alateen Meetings - Every Wed. 7:30pm AFG & Alateen at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 301 S. Liberty St., Centreville; Every Thurs. 8pm Adult Child Group at Alano Club at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Centreville; www.easternshoremd-alanon.org. HomePorts, a nonprofit membership alli- ance, provides access to a wide range of services designed to offer residents age 55 & above, what they want & need to remain content, safe & confident living in their own home; Volunteers needed; 443-480-0940; www.homeports.org. Home Educators of the Eastern Shore - Local support group and cooperative for home schoolers in Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties; For info, visit the webpage www.homeschool-life.com/MD/HEES. Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program - For ages birth-21 years with chronic physical, developmental, be- havioral or emotional conditions; Call Kent Co. Health Dept. 410-778-2547; Visit the webpage www.kenthd.org. Gay Men’s Health Support Group to pro- vide gay men with an opportunity to sup- port one another in making healthy lifestyle choices; Education, socialization and sup- port; Sponsored by QAC Dept. of Health; For info, call 443-262-4457; Contact mary.yancey@maryland.gov. Compass Regional Hospice - Hospice care, grief support, counseling, camp new dawn, workshops, events & more in Kent, Queen Anne’s and Caroline counties; 255 Comet Dr., Centreville; Call 443-262-4100; www.compassregionalhospice.org. Compass Regional Hospice Center Open - 100 Brown St., Third Floor, Chestertown; For more information and complete details, please call 443-262-4100 or visit the web- page www.compassregionalhospice.org. SOS Support Our Schools - Parents and concerned citizens fighting for the best possible education for their children; To be a part of this initiative or for more infor- mation and complete details, please visit www.kcpssos.com. Chester River Wellness Alliance - Offering health and wellness services, as well as of- fering wellness education; Located at 106 Spring St., Chestertown; For more informa- tion and complete details, please visit the webpage www.crwell.org. Check with Organizations for future scheduling of these postponed events