Early voting turnout steady
STEVENSVILLE — Voter turnout has been reported steady around the county. By Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 30, 5,468 people in Queen Anne’s County had cast their ballots during early voting, according to the Maryland State Board of Elections. That amounts to 15.34 percent of the county’s 35,648 eligible actives.
Those numbers break down as follows: 2,881 Republican; 1,923 Democrat; 2 Green; 21 Libertarian; 615 unaffiliated; and 26 other.
Early voting began Oct. 25 and continues through Thursday, Nov. 1, with polls open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters may go to the early voting sites in their county to cast their ballots any day throughout that period, including Saturday and Sunday, which voting officials say are the least busy days.
Queen Anne’s County has two early voting sites: the Kent Island branch of the Queen Anne’s County Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville; and the new Queen Anne’s County office building, Conference Room, 110 Vincit St., Centreville.
On Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, polls will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters will cast their ballots in their home precincts.
Queen Anne’s County Election Scanner Judge Kimberly Alvarez, right, helps voters place their paper ballots into the election scanner inside the Kent Island Library multi-purpose room Monday morning, Oct. 29. Here, she talks with Rachel Foreman of Stevensville as another voter leaves the polling station. Alvarez said, “This is my first year being an election judge. I started with the Primary voting this past June. I enjoy seeing all the citizens come out and vote.”
Queen Anne’s County Ballot Judge Becky Chance, left, prepares to hand voter Susan Miller her paper ballot Monday morning, Oct. 29, inside the Kent Island Library multi-purpose room, one of two early voting polling places in the county. Reports said some 30 voters were waiting in line when the polls opened Monday, and there was a steady stream of voters all morning at Kent Island.
Campaign signs galore line the entrance to the Kent Island Library in Stevensville, Saturday, Oct. 27, during early voting.