The Carroll County Board of Elections will begin counting mail-in ballots for the 2022 Primary today (July 21st). Here is the published schedule of counting mail-in ballots and provisional ballots:
Mail-in Ballot Canvass 1
Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 10:00 am
Provisional Ballot Canvass
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 10:00 am
Mail-in Ballot Canvass 2
Friday, July 29, 2022 at 10:00 am
Here is a look at the current number of returned mail-in ballots in Carroll County as of July 19th:
Total Sent: 13,995
Total Returned: 7,329 (52.4%)
- Sent: 6,790
- Returned: 3,945 (58.1%)
- Sent: 5,055
- Returned: 2,708 (53.6%)
- Sent: 2,150
- Returned: 676 (31,4%)
Note: The Republican ballots returned are the ones that will decide the close races in the county (see below)
You can view the Carroll County vote totals for the 2022 Primary here: https://results.elections.maryland.gov/elections/2022/primary_results/gen_results_2022_by_county_7.html
The races of significant interest when it comes to the mail-in and provisional counts include:
County Commissioner District 3 (Republican Primary): Tom Gordon currently leads Marsha Herbert by 139 votes. This race is likely to be decided by the mail-in and provisional counts. The winner of this race will face (D) Zach Hands in the General Election.
Maryland State Delegate District 5 (Republican Primary): It looks like Rose and Tomlinson have two of the seats locked up. The race for the third seat is close between Bouchat and Taylor (Bouchat currently has a 31 vote lead for the third delegate seat).
Board of Education: The six candidates moving forward to the general election is not in question (Battaglia, Dorsey, Jozkowski, Miller, Scanlan and Whisler). What will be interesting to watch is the final vote totals (from Democratic, Republican and other ballots) and which candidates move forward as the favorites in November.
See the full report of 2022 Primary Results in Carroll County: Early Voting and Election Day Voting
After the mail-in ballots are counted and the results released The Observer will publish an article with the updated totals and additional information.