Early voting, which began last week in Maryland and will continue through Thursday of this week, has been very well received in many jurisdictions across the state. While some areas yielded fewer voters than others, the Baltimore Sun reports that “participants in the primary elections expressed surprise at the ease with which they moved through the lines” and that turnout in the Baltimore region was good. The Washington Post reports that turnout was light in Silver Spring and Landover, but according to the Gazette, other areas of Prince George’s saw much larger turnout.
According to the Cumberland Times-News, early voting is working well in Allegany County, and although it started slow in Washington County, the Herald-Mail reports, election officials believe it will pick up as residents become more familiar.
More local coverage of early voting can be found on the following sites:
Tune into WBAL for a discussion of early voting by the State Board of Elections Deputy Administrator Ross Goldstein.