OPA Candidate Draw results announced, will determine election ballot order 

Results of the 2019 Ocean Pines Association candidate draw are in. 

Drawn at random using a series of playing cards, the results determine ballot order and the order candidates are seated during election forums.   

Candidate draw results were announced by the Ocean Pines Elections Committee on Friday. Results determine the order candidates will appear on the ballot and be seated during candidate forums.

Results are: 

  1. Tom Janasek 
  2. Larry Perrone 
  3. Camilla Rogers 
  4. Paula Gray 
  5. Shawn Kotwica 
  6. Edward Solum 
  7. Gregory Turner 

According to Ocean Pines Election Committee Chairman Steve Habeger, ballots for the election will be mailed to all association members in good standing during the week of July 8. Ballots must be received – not mailed – by the close of business on Aug. 7. Ballots may be returned either to the ballot box inside the police department office in the Ocean Pines Administration Building on 239 Ocean Parkway, or mailed to the Ocean Pines post office box in Berlin.  

The cutoff for voter eligibility is July 3. 

“Your vote counts a great deal and we want to make sure that we are able to count your ballot,” Habeger said. “Last year, 66 ballots were received after the deadline, therefore they were void and not even counted.” 

According to Habeger, 31 of those late votes were received the day after the deadline. 

“We’d like to do better in the future. We want to count your vote, so please be sure to vote and get it in on time,” he said.  

Additional upcoming election dates are as follows: 

  • First Candidate’s Forum: June 12, 7 p.m. in the Assateague Room of the Ocean Pines Community Center on 235 Ocean Parkway 
  • Second Candidate’s Forum: June 22, 10 a.m. in the Assateague Room of the Ocean Pines Community Center on 235 Ocean Parkway 
  • Ballots counted and announced: Aug. 9 at 10 a.m. in the East Room of the Ocean Pines Community Center on 235 Ocean Parkway 
  • Election results validated: Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. during the Annual Meeting of Membership in the Assateague Room of the Ocean Pines Community Center on 235 Ocean Parkway 

For questions about the election, email elections@oceanpines.org. Questions for the candidate forums may also be submitted using elections@oceanpines.org.

Candidates for the 2019 Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors are pictured in the order they will appear on ballots. Pictured, from left, are Tom Janasek (not pictured), Larry Perrone, Camilla Rogers, Paula Gray, Shawn Kotwica, Edward Solum and Gregory Turner.

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