Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Republican challenger Ken Timmerman took on incumbent U.S. Rep. Christopher Van Hollen.
Update, 12:43 a.m.: Carroll County Democrats cheered the victories of Van Hollen and President Barack Obama at the Democratic party headquarters Tuesday evening. Van Hollen told Patch he was working to get to know his new constituents in the newly re-drawn District 8, meeting with business owners, farmers and students in Carroll and Frederick counties. "I'm looking forward to representing all the people of District 8," Van Hollen said. As election returns rolled in at a watch party in Montgomery County, Democrats clapped and hugged amidst chants of "four more years." "You can see there's a lot of energy here," Van Hollen said. "There's a lot of people who have worked very hard and knocked on a lot of doors, and it all comes down to this." …
Incumbent Jennifer Seidel ended with 34,684 votes.
Incumbent Jennifer Seidel and former public schools employee Jim Doolan have won the Carroll County Board of Education race. Four candidates were vying for two seats on the Board of Education. With all 35 precincts reporting just after 11 p.m., the Maryland Board of Elections reports that Seidel got 29.5 percent of votes and Doolan ended up with 27.1 percent of the votes. Ginger DiMaggio and incumbent Cynthia Foley were within three percentage points of eachother, DiMaggio with 22.9 percent and Foley with 20 percent of the votes.
As of 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, it appears that Marylanders will support same sex marriage, the Dream Act and gaming.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
By DAVID GUTMAN and MATT OWINGS Capital News Service In a state that went to President Barack Obama, with very few competitive congressional races, voters streamed to the polls in Maryland on Tuesday motivated by three high profile referendums on gay marriage, gambling and immigration. With $92.2 million spent by supporters and opponents of Question 7, which would expand casino gambling in Maryland, the issue has dominated the airwaves in the state. But the massive amount of campaign ads did not clarify the issue for all voters. “I’m not too sure about whether the money will actually go to the schools,” said Mary Floyd, 58, who, despite her uncertainty, voted yes on Question 7 at Nicholas Orem Middle School in Hyattsville. “My thing is the…
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.
Monday, October 22, 2012
The third presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney focused on foreign policy. Who dominated? We want to know what Maryland thinks.
Monday, October 22, 2012
After President Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney sparred aggressively last week, the candidates dug into foreign policy at Monday night's third and final presidential debate. News organizations cited instant polls that showed voters believed both candidates did well in a face-off that was less contentious than past debates this season but offered up a few verbal highlights. The two candidates had extensive exchanges on Iran and Syria, and the importance of the U.S.-Israel alliance. Obama responded to a charge by Romney that the Navy had fewer ships than it did in 1916. “We also have fewer horses and bayonets,” said Obama. Whom do you think won the debate? Tell us in comments. -- TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, …
Monday, October 8, 2012
If you have a question for the candidates, submit it in the comments section below and it could be asked during the televised Oct. 16 Town Hall Presidential Debate.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
In this letter to the editor, Delegate Justin Ready announces his support of candidates running for Congress and the U.S. Senate.
The Presidential election is weeks away. This is an important election for Carroll County. Because of redistricting, Roscoe Bartlett will no longer be serving Carroll County. We have been split between Congressional Districts 1 and 8. This means that Carroll residents have to make new choices about candidates they may not be familiar with. There is also a crucial U.S. Senate race. For U.S. Senate, I’m proud to endorse Daniel Bongino. Dan is a breath of fresh air. He’s served as a top agent in the U.S. Secret Service where he was on the Presidential detail. Dan’s also a small business owner and understands that what our nation and state need are jobs, not higher taxes. I know that he’ll be a fiercely independent voice for Maryland, …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Maryland voters will have their say on hot issues like same-sex marriage and gaming expansion.
In addition to voting for the next president of the United States, Marylanders will also be asked to weigh in on the following issues in the voting booth Nov. 6. There are currently three state constitutional amendments, three referendums and one additional question. Constitutional Amendment: Qualifications for Prince George’s County Orphans’ Court Judges Question 1 will read: Requires judges of the Orphans’ Court for Prince George’s County to be admitted to practice law in this State and to be a member in good standing of the Maryland Bar. Voters will choose: FOR the Constitutional Amendment or AGAINST the Constitutional Amendment Constitutional Amendment: Qualifications for Baltimore County Orphans’ Court Judges Question 2 will read…
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
But social issues continue to compete for the spotlight.
By CARL STRAUMSHEIM Capital News Service TAMPA, Fla. - Maryland tea party supporters will try to use this week's Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., to shift the focus away from more divisive social issues to their message of fiscal responsibility, conservative leaders said. But both locally and nationally, social issues continue to compete for the spotlight with the election's top issue: the economy. At the state level, Maryland tea party groups said they are focusing their efforts on defeating several social issue referendums on the Nov. 6 ballot, including legalizing same-sex marriage and allowing some undocumented immigrants to pay in-state college tuition. On a national level, Rep. Todd Akin, the …