The Carroll County Observer will be tracking the early voting turnout throughout the 2022 General Election (Oct 27th – Nov 3rd).
Here is a recap of early voting in Carroll County through day 6:
Total votes cast in Carroll County through day 6: 9,289
- Westminster continues to have the lion share of early voters through day 6 (4,905 votes cast at that location in six days).
- The turn out numbers continued to increase on day 6 (Tuesday) and we should continue to see these numbers rise on Wednesday and Thursday.
Of the 9,289 votes cast on days 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6:
- 2,617 are registered Democrats
- 108 are registered Green, Libertarian, WCP or Other
- 5,322 are registered Republicans
- 1,242 are registered as Unaffiliated / Independent
The 9,289 votes cast to date makes up 7.28% of eligible voters in the county. This percentage continues to top the statewide early voting % turnout (5.69% statewide through day 6).
Fun Fact: Of the jurisdictions in Maryland with over 100,000 eligible voters…Carroll County has the second highest percentage of early voters to eligible voters:
- Harford County: 7.69%
- Carroll County: 7.28%
- Howard County: 7.10%
- Baltimore County: 6.16%
- Anne Arundel County: 5.94%
- Charles County: 5.89%
- Frederick County: 5.10%
- Prince George’s County: 5.02%
- Montgomery County 4.86%
- Baltimore City: 3.30%
Obviously mail in voting has likely changed how many people come out and vote early. The question that should be asked…do we still need 8 days of early voting now that we have a significantly expanded mail in voting system in Maryland? Something to think about for the future.
Looking back at the past 2 Gubernatorial elections:
- 2018: 12,251 total votes cast through day 6 of early voting in Carroll County (2 early voting locations)
- 2014: 5,281 total votes cast through day 6 of early voting in Carroll County (1 early voting location)
The Observer will continue to track this data daily through Early Voting.
Here is a look at mail in voting for the 2022 General Election as of November 1st (the latest information available):
Total votes cast to date by party affiliation (Early Voting + Mail In Voting):
- Democrats: 7,330 votes cast
- Republican: 8,614 votes cast
- Unaffiliated / Independent, Green, Libertarian, WCP or Other: 2,873 votes cast
Eligible Active Voters in Carroll County: 127,605 | Total Votes Cast To Date (Main In + Early Votes): 18,817 | Voter turnout so far: 14.7%
Here is the latest total voter turnout (focusing on the 10 largest counties in the state of Maryland) as of November 2nd:
Carroll County ranks:
- 5th in Mail In Voting turnout: 7.47%
- 2nd in Early Voting turnout: 7.28%
- 3rd in overall Voter Turnout: 14.75%.
Early Voting for the General Election: Thursday, October 27, 2022 through Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.
General Election: November 8, 2022, 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Learn more: https://elections.carrollcountymd.gov/Default2.aspx