An estimated 2.1 million Marylanders cast ballots in Tuesday’s election, setting a new state record for voter turnout in a midterm election. The unprecedented turnout easily surpassed 2010’s midterm record of close to 1.9 million voters.
According to The Baltimore Sun:
That doesn’t mean it’s a record turnout by percentage of registered voters — only that the state’s growing population and voting base continues to increase.
Preliminary turnout numbers from early voting and Election Day indicate 54.6 percent of registered voters cast ballots this election — which is better turnout than in 2014 or 2010, but not as good as 2006 when 57.5 percent of registered voters cast ballots.