Early vot­ing turnout steady

Record Observer - - NEWS - By AN­GELA PRICE bay­times@kibay­times.com

STEVENSVILLE — Voter turnout has been re­ported steady around the county. By the end of the day Wednes­day, Oct. 31, 6,553 peo­ple in Queen Anne’s County had cast their bal­lots dur­ing early vot­ing, ac­cord­ing to the Mary­land State Board of Elec­tions. That amounts to

18.38 per­cent of the county’s

35,648 el­i­gi­ble ac­tives, the sec­ond high­est turnout in the state. Only Tal­bot County saw a higher early vot­ing turnout with 24.5 per­cent of its reg­is­tered vot­ers cast­ing their bal­lots so far.

Queen Anne’s num­bers break down as fol­lows: 3,427 Repub­li­can; 2,303 Demo­crat; 2 Green; 25 Lib­er­tar­ian; 765 unaf­fil­i­ated; and 31 other.

Early vot­ing be­gan Oct. 25 and was to con­tinue through Thurs­day, Nov. 1, af­ter press time.

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.

PHOTO BY DOUG BISHOP

On right, Cen­tre­ville polling sta­tion Elec­tion Judges Laneann Van­der­lin­den and Paige Kings­bury help vot­ers Tues­day af­ter­noon, Oc­to­ber 30, by pro­vid­ing them their pa­per bal­lots and ex­plain­ing how to mark them. The Cen­tre­ville lo­ca­tion had a steady stream of reg­is­tered vot­ers that day.

PHOTO BY DOUG BISHOP

Cen­tre­ville Early Vot­ing polling sta­tion Chief Elec­tion Judge Tane­sha Ryans, left, stands with Scan­ner Judge Dou­glas L. Cox, Tues­day af­ter­noon, Oct. 30. Early vot­ing was busy all day, they said.

From the left, Cen­tre­ville polling sta­tion Judges Jinny Guy, Denise Chap­man-toth and Laneann Van­der­lin­den check in reg­is­tered vot­ers as they ar­rive Tues­day af­ter­noon, Oct. 30. The Cen­tre­ville lo­ca­tion was busy that day.

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