Update: See the latest vote totals here: https://carrollcountyobserver.com/2022/07/29/final-2022-primary-results-in-carroll-county-after-mail-in-ballot-canvass-2-on-july-29th/
We have our next round of ballot canvassing completed (Provisional Ballots counted on July 27th).
Information from the Carroll County Board of Elections on the activities from today:
The provisional ballot canvass has been completed. I expect results to be on the website by 4pm today.
There was a ballot that had been recommended for rejection due to a verification that hadn’t come through, but it came through late yesterday, so the updated totals are as follows:
458 mail-in ballots scanned
489 accepted in full provisionals
64 accepted in part provisionals
= 1,011 ballots you will see on the results tape
Regarding turnout, for the canvass today, there were 449 R, 415 D and 147 N.
TOTAL ballots cast by party so far for this election:
Currently TOTAL voter turnout for this election is 27.99%
Here are the latest count totals and projected winners in local races of interest in Carroll County:
Commissioner District 3:
Projected Winners: (R) Tom Gordon, (D) Zach Hands
Notes: After seeing the latest numbers from the Provisional Canvassing and the remaining ballots to be counted (see below) I think it is time to project Tom Gordon as the winner of the Republican Primary. Tom Gordon will face off with Zach Hands in the General for this seat in 2022. The Observer will continue to track this race going forward.
Maryland State Delegate District 5:
Projected Winners: April Rose, Chris Tomlinson, Eric Bouchat
Notes: After seeing the latest numbers from the Provisional Canvassing and the remaining ballots to be counted (see below) I think it is time to project Eric Bouchat taking the 3rd seat in the Delegate District 5 race. While mathematically it is possible for another candidate to win the 3rd seat, I see it as unlikely given the way the votes have gone throughout this process. Bouchat will join April Rose and Chris Tomlinson in Annapolis for the next four years representing District 5.
Here are updated totals in other local races: None of the previously noted projections have changed.
Commissioner District 1:
Projected Winner: Joe Vigliotti
Commissioner District 2:
Projected Winner: Kenneth A. Kiler
Commissioner District 4:
Projected Winner: Michael R. Guerin
Commissioner District 5:
Projected Winner: Ed Rothstein
Board of Education:
Projected Winners: Battaglia, Dorsey, Jozkowski, Miller, Scanlan and Whisler
Note: The 6 moving forward to the General Election are the same…but the order they will finish in after the Primary is still the interesting thing to see play out. This will be THE race in Carroll County that gets a lot of attention (as it should) in the General. I will have more analysis on this race after all votes are counted.
Projected Winner: Haven Shoemaker
Maryland State Senate District 5:
Projected Winner: Justin Ready
Maryland State Senate District 42:
Projected Winner: Chris West
Maryland State Delegate District 42C:
Projected Winner: Joshua J. Stonko
More information on other races can be found here: https://elections.maryland.gov/elections/2022/primary_results/county_status_page_root.html
Upcoming schedule for counting Mail-in Ballots in Carroll County
Mail-in Ballot Canvass 2
Friday, July 29, 2022 at 10:00 am
This information is on the front page of the Carroll County Board of Elections website: https://elections.carrollcountymd.gov/Default2.aspx
As of July 24th this is the number of mail-in ballots to count:
The Observer will post additional updates after future Mail-in and Provisional canvassing numbers are released.