Monday, November 5, 2012
Check back to Patch for election updates.
The day has come. After months and months of campaign ads, speeches and debates, it's time to vote for a candidate. We at Patch are here to help. Throughout the day we'll keep you posted on who is winning in local, state and federal elections and how the polling places are fairing. Voting in Prince George's County lasts from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Check the county board of elections site to find out where you should vote. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you find any issues at the polls and follow @collegeprkpatch or @riverdalepatch for Twitter updates or check us out on Facebook.
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 …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
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Friday, June 15, 2012
Candidates and issues that will be on the ballot in November.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Patch brings you the information you need to cast an informed ballot in College Park. Here's a quick look at the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates. THE CANDIDATES President: President Barack Obama: Maryland is a reliably Democratic state for presidential candidates. Obama held a fundraiser in Owings Mills on June 12, and campaigned in Baltimore with Gov. Martin O'Malley. He visited Towson University for a basketball game in November 2011. GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney: The former Massachusetts governor visited Maryland in March. Remember the Etch A Sketch comment? That came on the day Romney visited Arbutus. In explaining how the…
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
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 …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Advocates and opponents of in-state tuition bill gearing up for November.
While Barack Obama and his Republican opponent will capture national headlines this November, Maryland voters will turn their attention to in-state policy disputes, like 2011's In-State Tuition Bill, also known as the DREAM Act. "The idea is that, while you're waiting for citizenship, you can be preparing yourself to contribute to the future of Maryland," said Sen. Victor Ramirez, D-Prince George's, who coauthored the in-state tuition bill in 2011. By the end of April, groups like Educating Maryland Kids and Help Save Maryland will be canvassing neighborhoods, calling homes and distributing pamphlets in an attempt to sway voters on a referendum vote for the controversial bill. Presidential candidates will of course be on the ballot in …