November 2nd is Election Day and although turnout during “mid-term” elections is typically lower than presidential elections, there are still a number of important matters on the local ballots. Maryland residents will be voting on the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Comptroller, and Attorney General, the County Council members as well as U. S. Senator, Congressman, and state senator and delegates and Courthouse officials. Voters will also be able to vote on whether to retain recently appointed judges for the Circuit Court as well as the Court of Appeals. In Montgomery County, residents will be asked whether to collect fees for ambulance services and whether to raise the threshold amount necessary to demand a jury trial from $10,000 to $15,000. Our firm specifically supports the increase in the threshold amount necessary to demand a jury trial from $10,000 to $15,000 as a way to lower attorney’s fees and decrease the time period between the filing of certain cases and trial. Montgomery County residents can find their local polling place on the Board of Elections’ website.