Absentee ballots don’t change elections
— Cecil County Election Office staff tabulated a total of 530 absentee ballots on Thursday during the first round of counting.
Bobi Jo Wilson, data application specialist in the election office, said the count began at 10 a.m. and ended about 2 p.m.
“We didn’t get any calls or visits from any of the candidates today checking on results,” she
said. “The absentee results didn’t change any of the outcomes in any of the local races.”
In Tuesday’s primary election, County Council Vice President Alan McCarthy topped a field of four competing for the Republican nomination for county executive. He will face Democrat Wayne Tome, currently the mayor of Port Deposit, in November’s general election.
Republicans Bob Meffley and Jackie Gregory won the District 1 and District 5 council race prima- ries, respectively. Because there are no Democrats in the running, both are the de facto winners in November.
In the race for school board, both Erin Doordan and Jim Fazzino will move on to the November ballot, where they will square off against each other in the non-partisan race.
On Wednesday, the election office will count 300 or so provisional ballots, and the final round of absentee ballots will be counted May 6.
Cyclists at last year’s Cycle for Cecil event leave the Fair Hill Fairgrounds to begin a leisurely ride in a fundraiser for Cecil County Land Trust.
Newly-elected Republican county executive nominee Alan McCarthy points at a screen showing his lead in Tuesday night’s primary.