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, October 18, 2012
A newly released Washington Post poll shows residents favor upholding the same sex marriage law.
A Washington Post poll found that 52 percent of likely Maryland voters would uphold the state law allowing same-sex marriages, while 43 percent would vote against upholding it. If approved, the law will go into effect next year. Same-sex marriage won a narrow legislative approval earlier this year, but opponents petitioned to have a referendum placed on the November ballot—Question 6. The Post poll, which telephoned 1,106 Maryland adults, found likely voters divided on the issue by race, region and political party: In September, Gonzales Research, an Annapolis polling firm, found similar results in its poll. The firm polled 813 registered voters across the state and found that 51 percent of likely voters would support Question 6, while …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is scheduled for 9 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
After Joe Biden and Paul Ryan sparred throughout last week's Vice Presidential Debate, the nation's voters are looking forward to President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney's second debate: a town hall event focusing on foreign and domestic policy. The second presidential debate between Obama and Romney is set for 9 p.m EST on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Full info on Tuesday night's debate, as well as the schedule for the final debate, both of …
As election day nears, Carroll Community College offers a venue for people to talk about local issues.
The Carroll Community College Political Science Department is hosting a political forum on Monday, Oct. 29, the public is invited to attend. The forum will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in room K100. The forum will consist of a question-and- answer session with representatives of both the Carroll County Democratic and Republican Central Committees on local issues. For the second half of the evening, congressional, senatorial, and presidential representatives will participate in a debate. Information in this article was taken from a Carroll Community College news release.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Patch sat down with District 8 congressional candidate Ken Timmerman to talk about issues that are important to Carroll County residents.
Ken Timmerman is a nationally recognized investigative reporter who was nominated for a Nobel Peace prize in 2006 for his work exposing Iran’s nuclear weapons program. For the past seven years, the Kensington, MD, resident has been the lead investigator for families of 9/11 victims in a civil lawsuit against Iran. Patch: What is unique about Carroll County from a representative’s perspective? Timmerman: I had a wonderful time over the past nine months learning about the parts of Carroll County that are in the new district [district 8]. I’ve made about 40 campaign stops in Carroll County since April and it's a unique place. Baltimore and DC are a commute away, you’ve got a changing county that was rural, a lot of delveopment, there's a …