Two years ago, I ran for Baltimore City mayor out of love and respect for the people in my community. While I did not attain this position, my experience during the campaign solidified my desire to serve. That is why I’m moving forward with my campaign for Maryland State Delegate in District 43A.
The challenges we face are one and the same. I don’t speak to you as a candidate for office, but as a fellow neighbor. I grew up in a middle-class family in East Baltimore. After dropping out of high school, I worked full-time at McDonald’s until I became a General Manager. From there, I was promoted to VP of Operations and went on to own several successful businesses. I believe that no matter where we start from, we can attain a better future together.
As a member of this community, I’m familiar with our collective struggles. We need adequate funding and resources for our public school systems in Baltimore. We need to come together and collaborate with our Public Safety partners. We need to support local small businesses and build more community centers for our residents. We need access to reliable and safe public transportation.
This future is well within our grasp. As a community, we can build a better tomorrow by starting right here and now. I am honored to be standing beside you in this fight. Are you with me?
Most sincerely, Rikki Vaughn
Candidate for Maryland State Delegate District 43A
Mail Donations and checks to:
Rikki Vaughn for Delegate 822 Guilford Avenue Suite 128 Baltimore, MD 21202
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How to Vote
When Is the Maryland 2018 Democratic Primary?
Tuesday, June 26, 2018.
Voter Registration Deadlines
In order to vote for Rikki Vaughn in the primary, you must be registered to vote by Tuesday, June 5, 2018. You can register in-person or online on June 5th by 9:00 PM EST, but if you are registering by mail it must be received by the 5th. We suggest mailing your registration in by Thursday, May 31, 2018 to be safe.
Can I Vote in the 2018 Maryland Primary?
You must be registered to vote as a Democrat or Republican to cast a ballot in the 2018 Maryland Primary.
To be eligible to submit your voter registration in Maryland, you must:
Be U.S. citizen
Be a Maryland resident
Be over 16 years old (but you cannot vote until you are 18)
Not have been found by a court to be incapable of voting because of mental disability
Not have been convicted of buying or selling votes
Not have been convicted of a felony unless you have completed your court-ordered sentence of imprisonment. If you have completed your sentence, you must re-register to vote once your rights have been restored.
The Voter Registration Process
To register to vote, you need to provide your current, valid Maryland driver’s license or MVA card number and the last four digits of your Social Security number on your voter registration application.
How to Cast Your Vote in the Primary
Any registered voter can vote via absentee ballot without a special reason. You can request an absentee ballotonline or by completing an application and mailing it or turning it in at your local board of elections. Your request must be received by Tuesday, June 19, 2018 if you would like your ballot by mail or fax and Friday, June 22, 2018 if you would like your ballot online.
When casting your vote by absentee ballot, you should carefully follow the instructions included on the ballot and mail or hand-deliver the ballot to your local board of elections. You cannot turn in an absentee ballot to an early voting center or polling place.
In-Person Before Election Day
Anyone who is eligible to vote can vote during the early voting period. Visit an early voting center in the county where you reside and bring a paper document that shows your address. You can bring an MVA-issued license or ID card, a paycheck, a bank statement, a utility bill or any other government-issued document. Early voting for the primary election will take place Thursday, June 14, 2018 through Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 10:00 AM-8:00 PM.
Voting early is the same as voting on Election Day. Once you arrive at your early voting center, you will check in and vote your ballot.
In-Person on Election Day
To vote on Election Day, visit your assignedpolling place to cast your ballot. Polling places are open from 7:00 AM-8:00 PM on Election Day.