the Calvert County Election Board. “It went down to 1,150 voters on Friday and then our slowest days are the weekend.”
Scott expects the number of voters will increase each day from now until the last day, Nov. 1, when the local board expects it will have the highest turnout for the week.
During the first four days, 1,715 Democrats hit the polls early in comparison to 1,564 Republicans. While only 502 non-affiliated, Green and Libertarian voters casted their ballots in the first four days of early voting.
The four-day total exceeds the total number of voters during the 2018 early voting period for Calvert County Board of County Commissioners candidates Greg Brown, running as a Democrat at large, and Susie Hance-Wells, running as Democrat in District 2, chat it up with outgoing Commissioner Pat Nutter (R) at the early voting center on Duke Street on Thursday.
the primary, June 14 through 21. Then only 2,921 of Calvert’s 50,304 eligible active voters cast their ballots early.
It remains to be seen if Calvert
exceeds the early voting turnout total of 12,448 in the 2016 general election.
Last Thursday, the local election board reported having 56 voters in line when they opened their doors at 10 a.m., and by 11:07 a.m. they saw 202 voters cast their ballots.
On day one, exiting voters were self-reporting wait times of 25 to 45 minutes depending on arrival time, but wait times dropped to a low of 16 minutes by midday, according to the election board.
“The busiest times seem to be in the morning when we first open and then tends to slow down as the day continues, but we will get several rushes throughout the day,” Scott said Monday. “This morning we had 32 people waiting in line to vote and 152 people have voted so far this morning” by 10:51 a.m.
Voters have until Thursday at 8 p.m. to cast their votes early. It is also the last chance to register and vote in the upcoming elections for county residents who are eligible but have not yet registered.
In order to register and vote during early voting, county residents must go to the early voting center at Calvert County Election Board’s headquarters on Duke Street with a document that demonstrates proof of residency.
Acceptable documents include Motor Vehicle Administration-issued driver’s license, state ID card, change of address card, paycheck, bank statement, utility bill or other government document with the name and address.
For more information about early voting, go to. https://elections. maryland. gov/ voting/ early_voting.html. Voters can also vote on Election Day on Nov. 6 at their assigned polling place.