Friday, November 2, 2012
Most counties in Maryland show a spike in early voting turnout in 2012 while Anne Arundel and Worcester Counties show decreases.
Turnout for early voting this year has already exceeded that of 2010 in 22 of 24 jurisdictions in the state. And while two counties report declines in the overall percentages one Eastern Shore county reports close to a 20 percent turnout. But the exact meaning of the higher turnout is hard to immediately discern, according to one local elections analyst. Residents across the state have the opportunity to cast votes for President, U.S. Senate, eight congressional races and seven statewide ballot questions including congressional redistricting, the Maryland DREAM Act, same-sex marriage and expanded gambling. Source: State Board of Elections In four counties—Caroline, Howard, Kent and Somerset—the early voting turnout over the first six days …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Networks declare Mitt Romney winner of Maryland's Republican Primary Tuesday.
UPDATED, 11:15 p.m.: Mitt Romney has won the Maryland Republican presidential primary, according to multiple news outlets. At 11 p.m., Romney leads Rick Santorum 91,402 (48 percent) to 57,299 (30 percent) with 1,281 of 1,851 precincts reporting. "I voted for Romney, he's the lesser of the evils," said Lisa Watts of Darnestown, MD. Chuck Duvall also of Darnestown, said he voted for Ron Paul, but expected Romney to win the Maryland primary. Both he and his wife, Ruth, said they planned to support Romney against Democratic incumbent President Barack Obama even though he wasn't their primary selection. A Romney win in Maryland was not unexpected. CNN declared Romney the winner at 8 p.m. when polls in Maryland and Washington closed. “Maryland’s…
Minute-by-minute updates as election returns for Maryland Senate, 8th, 5th and 4th congressional districts.
For candidates running for Prince George's County's congressional delegation, Tuesday night was a good night to be an incumbent. Democratic incumbents Donna Edwards, Steny Hoyer and Chris Van Hollen, representing Marylands 4th, 5th and 8th congressional districts, all handily won their primary elections with commanding results. By 11:30 p.m. Edwards had secured 92 percent of the vote, far ahead of runner up George McDermott's 5 percent. Charles Shepherd bested three other republican's running for Rep. Edwards' 4th district seat in the primary, securing 60 percent of the vote. Rep. Steny Hoyer trounced his primary opponent Cathy Johnson Pendleton, securing 84 percent of the vote. Facing Hoyer in the general election this November will …
Residents across the state got their chance to shape November's elections at the local and national level today. But most stayed home.
Polls have closed across Maryland, and eager candidates now wait to see if their primary campaigns have wooed voters here in the Old Line State. The first returns, taken from early voting ballots, could come in as soon as 8:15 p.m. Turnout throughout the day was light, said county voting officials. According to data collected by the Prince George's County Board of Elections, a total of 45,005 voters had cast ballots county-wide as of 6 p.m. That's a voter turnout of 8.39 percent out of a total of 536,458 registered voters in the county. That turnout comprised 38,005 Democratic ballots, 5,678 Republican ballots and 5,061 non-affiliated ballots cast for county school board races. The highest profile campaign on the ballot was no doubt the …
Slow going at the polls is the name of the game in Prince George's County so far today.
Update - 6:30 p.m. - Voter turnout ticked up slightly in the afternoon today, according to election officials. As of 3 p.m., the most recent county-wide numbers available, a total of 5.9 percent of the county's 536,458 registered voters had cast a ballot. That's up a bit from 11 a.m., when only 3.1 percent of county registered voters had cast ballots. The updated turnout numbers are split between 26,843 Democratic and 4,005 Republican ballots cast. Aside from the low turnout, voting has proceeded relatively smoothly throughout the county. “It’s been pretty much eventful free, the system is working," said Merritt Cortez Joseph Hinton III, chief election judge working at the Hyattsville Public Library on Adelphi Road, polling place for …
Monday, April 2, 2012
Patch has a roundup of the information you need to know for Tuesday's presidential primary.
Have your favorite candidate picked out, but not sure where to cast your vote? Patch is here to help.
Republican presidential candidates have showered the Old Line State with attention over the last few weeks. Why? Because unlike in previous years, Maryland matters.
Monday, April 2, 2012
By Madeline Marshall Capital News Service The presidential primary election hits Maryland on Tuesday, and for the first time in a while, it actually matters. “Probably the last time it was relevant was 35, 40 years ago,” said American University history professor Allan Lichtman, Ph.D., referring to the 1976 primary between Ronald Reagan and then-President Gerald Ford. Maryland’s primary on Tuesday is exactly three months after the first primary caucus in Iowa. Usually candidates have been selected by the time the primary comes to Maryland, but not this year. And because of it, Republican presidential hopefuls have showered Maryland with attention over the past two weeks. Mitt Romney, who currently leads the delegate race with 558 …