Majority of Baltimore City Council Incumbents Appear Victorious
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Majority of Baltimore City Council Incumbents Appear Victorious

While the results are not yet final, it appears that in nine of the fourteen districts incumbent council members will keep their seats. In the race for Baltimore City Council President, state Delegate Nick Mosby is the presumed winner with 29,402 votes (39.5%). Council Members Shannon Sneed (District 13) and Leon F. Pinkett, III (District 7) also ran for this position. Current President Brandon M. Scott joined in the race for Mayor rather than seeking…

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Incumbent Anne Arundel Judges Maintain Lead in Primary Race

Initial ballot counts have incumbent Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judges Pamela Alban, Elizabeth Morris, Rob Thompson and Richard Trunnell as leading the primary race likely earning them 15-year terms.  The incumbents are being challenged by former Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams and private practice lawyer Annette DeCesaris. At the publishing of this blog post, the Republican race has Adams in fifth place and DeCesaris in sixth place, while the Democratic race has…

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Cecil County Council Incumbents Move Ahead to General Election

Cecil County Council President Bob Meffley and Vice President Jackie Gregory are both in positions to advance to the General Election where they will likely run unopposed.  Meffley, who represents District 1 on the County Council ran unopposed in this year’s Republican primary and has thus far received upwards of 6,300 votes. Meffley was first elected to the Council in 2016 and has served as Council President since 2018. Gregory, who represents District 5 on…

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Hornberger In Position to Win Cecil County Executive Race

Danielle Hornberger has a commanding lead in the the four-way Republican Primary for Cecil County Executive, collecting roughly 60 percent of recorded votes. Incumbent County Executive Alan McCarthy is in second place with 24 percent. Hornberger, an aide to Congressman Andy Harris, has an initial tally of 5,393 votes while McCarthy is situated in second place with 2,141 votes. Challenger Ewing McDowell and sitting Council Member Bill Coutz trail the leaders with 693 and 690…

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Mosby Ahead in Race for City Council President

Nick Mosby is on track to win the primary race for Baltimore City Council President based on preliminary results. The Baltimore Sun reports on the race results initially released by the state board of elections: Mosby was considered one of three leading Democratic contenders for the city’s No. 2 position, along with former City Councilman Carl Stokes and City Councilwoman Shannon Sneed. Returns from roughly 70,000 mailed ballots counted before primary day showed Mosby with…

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Dixon Takes Early Lead in Baltimore City Mayoral Race

Preliminary reports have Sheila Dixon ahead in votes for the primary election for Mayor of Baltimore City. Dixon previously served as the forty-eighth mayor of Baltimore and as City Council President prior to that. As registered Democrats significantly outnumber registered Republicans in Baltimore City, a Democratic primary win will most likely result in a general election win. The Baltimore Sun reports on the race results initially released by the state board of elections: The state elections…

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State Board Delays City Election Results Due to Ballot “Proofing Error”

An error on ballots mailed to voters in Baltimore City's District 1 led to erroneous results because the ballots cannot be counted, the State Board of Elections (SBE) announced today. While the early returns for all of Maryland's jurisdictions began to appear on SBE's website late last night, at about 2 a.m. this morning, the City’s results no longer appeared on the site and were instead marked as “NR” for not reported. The State Board…

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Maryland Nears Tenth Place in Census Reporting

Maryland is just six-tenths of a percentage point behind Indiana for the 10th slot in the census self-reporting rankings by state.  The U.S. Census Bureau's rankings show Maryland is narrowly behind Indiana for the tenth spot in the top ten self-reporting state numbers. The nation hit a milestone on Sunday, May 31, with 60.5% of the self-response rate achieved. Counties in Maryland are also nearing or surpassing their own records from the 2010 Census. Calvert…

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Administering an Election During the COVID-19 Crisis

The National Association of Counties (NACo) on Wednesday, June 3 will host a webinar to discuss the challenges of navigating an election amid a public health crisis. Here are the details: Administering an Election during the COVID-19 Crisis Date: June 3, 2020 Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Description: This webinar will discuss the challenges of navigating an election in the age of COVID-19. The webinar will include a focus on how states are planning…

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Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the June 2 Primary Election

Maryland's June 2 presidential primary election will be conducted by mail. The process is free, safe, easy, and secure. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Hogan last month ordered Maryland’s presidential primary election be conducted by mail, with limited in-person voting sites across the state. This approach will ensure voters can exercise their fundamental right to vote while also safeguarding the public’s health during this pandemic. The process is free, safe, easy, and secure. Voters…

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