Bethesda Beat’s voters guide for the Nov. 3 general election includes bios about candidates for Montgomery County Board of Education, Circuit Court judge and U.S. Congress seats that represent the county, plus their answers to our questionnaires.

It also includes the wording of the four Montgomery County and two statewide ballot questions, with a brief explanation of what each means.

Candidates for U.S. president and Maryland appellate courts are listed, too.

There will be in-person voting at 39 sites throughout Montgomery County (mostly high schools) on Nov. 3 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., a fraction of the number of polling places normally open for an election.

However, election officials encourage the public to vote by mail instead if possible, or submit ballots at monitored drop boxes throughout the county.

Voters should have received in the mail an application to get a vote-by-mail ballot. Ballots were not sent automatically; they must be requested. Anyone who did not receive an application can request one through this link.

Ballots turned in by U.S. mail must be postmarked by Nov. 3, but election officials encourage voters to send ballots no later than Oct. 27 to give the Postal Service plenty of time to deliver them.

There also will be early voting from Oct. 26 to Nov. 2 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 11 sites.

Election and voting information can be found at the Montgomery County Board of Elections website. The board’s phone number is 240-777-8600.

For questions about this voters guide, contact Managing Editor Andrew Schotz at

Click on each race below to read about the candidates or issues:

Montgomery County Board of Education, At-Large

• Montgomery County Board of Education, District 2

Montgomery County Board of Education, District 4

U.S. Congress, District 3

• U.S. Congress, District 6

U.S. Congress, District 8

Montgomery County Circuit Court

• Montgomery County ballot questions

Maryland ballot questions


Click on the link below to find a list of other candidates on the ballot:

• U.S. president; Maryland Court of Appeals; Maryland Court of Special Appeals