Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Poll here close at 8 p.m., but swing states end voting as early as 7 p.m. local time.
Maryland voters have until 8 p.m. to cast their Election 2012 ballots, but voting in other key swing states ends an hour earlier, and exit polling could provide an early indication of whether President Obama or Mitt Romney wins the White House. The earliest key state to watch for is Virginia, where polls close at 7 p.m. Voting ends 30 minutes later in swing states Ohio and North Carolina. At 7 p.m. swing states Florida, Pennslvania and New Hampshire close their polls. The final two swing states, Nevada and Iowa, close at 10 p.m. EST. In Carroll County, MD, election officials said results would begin to post after polls close at 8 p.m. on the state elections website. Sign up for the Elkridge Patch newsletter here and follow us on Facebook …
Betty Griffith said she has been a Democrat since she was 6 years old, in 1928.
Eldersburg resident Betty Griffith said she has been a Democrat since 1928. Griffith, who will turn 90 in five days, was on her way to vote at Oklahoma Road Middle School in Sykesville, MD, Tuesday when she told her story to Patch. "I became a Democrat when I was six years old," Griffith said. She said that when she was six, she carved the name "Al Smith" into her mahogany bed headboard. Alfred "Al" Smith was the Democratic presidential candidate in 1928. She recalls getting in quite a bit of trouble for her carving. Griffith said she has been a political junkie all her life, although she likes to keep quiet about it. She said it isn't easy being a Democrat in Carroll County, known to be a conservative Republican county in a blue state. "…
Follow Election Day news in Carroll County.
Follow this article throughout the day as your local Patch editor will be out on the street updating from polling places and political headquarters, all the way up until results come in this evening. Update 11 p.m. - Board of Education According to the Maryland Board of Elections website, all 35 Carroll County precincts have reported with Jim Doolan and Jennifer Seidel coming away with the most votes. Update 10:15 p.m. - Board of Education According to the Maryland State Elections website, Jennifer Seidel and Jim Doolan are are in the lead for school board seats. There are two seats to be filled on the board of education and four candidates vying for those seats. As of 10:11, the results are as follows: Update 9 p.m. The Democratic party…
Director expects an 82 percent turnout for 2012 election in Carroll County.
The director of the Carroll County Board of Elections said she expects the polls to be busy all day Tuesday. Gail Carter, director of the board of elections, said she expects around 82 percent turnout among the county's almost 107,000 registered voters. That compares to the approximately 80 percent of registered voters in Carroll County who voted in the 2008 Presidential Election according to state election data. Carter said that close to 11,000 Carroll County voters participated in early voting this year. "Some people say don't go first thing in the morning because everyone is trying to vote before going to work," Carter said. "But it's hard to say with this election. I know we'll be busy all day long." Are you ready to vote? Find your …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Read a sample ballot from Carroll County before you show up to vote.
There's a lot at stake in the presidential election on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Are you ready? We know that even though we have offered you a lot on election information on Patch, sometimes it looks different when you are in the voting booth. To view a sample ballot in Carroll County, click on the box on the right. You can also visit the Maryland State Board of Elections link here.
The General Election is Tuesday. Do you know where to go?
Here's a list of Carroll County polling places for Tuesday's General Election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. -- as long as you're in line at 8 p.m. you'll be able to cast your ballot. If you are not sure which polling place is yours, visit the Maryland State Board of Elections website where you can type in your address and find the correct location.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Maryland voters will have the opportunity to overturn Maryland's same-sex marriage law, the Dream Act and the congressional redistricting map on the November ballot.
This fall, Maryland voters will likely have the opportunity to overturn or solidify at least three pieces of controversial legislation. The three state referendum issues voters could see on the ballot in November include congressional redistricting, the Maryland Dream Act and same-sex marriage. Tell us in comments: How will you vote on these ballot issues this fall? What ballot issue is most important to you? Congressional Districts: Every 10 years, state government has the opportunity to change congressional districts based on census data. Gov. Martin O'Malley's 2012 redistricting map was passed by the General Assembly in an October special session. The proposed redistricting would shift the boundaries for Carroll County's 4th district, …