During the primary election in June, Randallstown led the state of Maryland in early voting turnout. Additionally, District 10 had the highest number of voters to turn out during the primary election’s eight-day early voting period. Can the northwest put out another strong showing for the general election’s early voting period, which runs Oct. 23 through Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.?
In the first six days of early voting, the number of people voting at the Randallstown Community Center site is the highest in the state–7,540, according to state Board of Election figures. Still, that number represents less than 1.5 percent of eligible voters. And, other jurisdictions, particularly in Anne Arundel County, are out-voting legislative districts in the northwest. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Comptroller Peter Franchot and U.S. Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger were among the elected officials who dropped by polling site.
Observers say that the highly-competitive Governor’s race, which pits Democrat Anthony Brown against Republican Larry Hogan, may be decided on how strong voting is in Baltimore County, particularly the northwest, where most of the county’s African-American population lives.
Keep up with the early voting totals for the general election on Maryland Board of Election website. Remember, election day is Nov. 4.