Baltimore County Voters Appear to Endorse Public Financing Option for Local Offices

Unofficial results from the Maryland State Board of Elections show that 55.5% of voters in Baltimore County approved a Charter Amendment to make public funds available to candidates for local offices. By a 5-2 vote, the Baltimore County Council last year approved a proposal from County Executive Johnny Olszewski to put the Charter Amendment on the 2020 ballot to establish a public financing program that would match small donations for County Council and County Executive…

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Baltimore City Council Results: Stokes Fends Off Third Party Challenge, Democrats Sweep

The Baltimore City Council will likely be made up of 15 Democrats, 9 of which are returning members. Unofficial results from the State Board of Elections show Democrats having a commanding lead in all 15 Baltimore City Council races. District 12 incumbent Robert Stokes, Sr. faced the strongest opposition, Green Party candidate Franca Muller, who was able to gain 39 percent of the vote to Stokes' 59 percent. Newcomers Mark Conway (District 4), James Torrence…

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Henry Secures City Comptroller Victory

Bill Henry will be the next Baltimore City Comptroller.  Baltimore City Council Member Bill Henry (District 10) followed his primary win over incumbent Joan Pratt by garnering a large vote total in an unopposed general election race to be City Comptroller. Unofficial results from the State Board of Election show that more than 98 percent of voters cast their ballot for Henry, while less than 2 percent preferred to write in an alternative candidate. Henry…

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Montgomery Residents Vote to Remodel Property Tax Structure, Expand Council Membership

Through votes on four proposed charter amendments, Montgomery County tackles Council representation and property tax calculations. Unofficial results from the Montgomery County election point toward approval of Questions A and C by comfortable margins. Currently, Montgomery County has a limit on the amount of revenue that can be generated through property taxes that is tied to the previous year, and inflation. This requires the Council to set a rate each year that ensures they do…

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Brandon Scott Prevails in Baltimore City Mayoral Race
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Brandon Scott Prevails in Baltimore City Mayoral Race

In the race for Baltimore City Mayor, City Council President Brandon M. Scott last night declared victory over Republican Shannon Wright, Working Class Party candidate David Harding, and unaffiliated candidate Bob Wallace. Unofficial results from the State Board of Elections show that Scott prevailed with 118,883 votes or 71% of the total vote. Wright took 7% of the vote with 11,701 votes, Harding came in at 1.6% with 2,612 votes, and Wallace had 20% of the…

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Incumbents Meffley & Gregory Retain Seats on Cecil County Council

Cecil County Council incumbents Bob Meffley (District 1) and Jackie Gregory (District 5) were both uncontested in the general election and will retain their seats. According to unofficial results, Republicans Bob Meffley and Jackie Gregory won their uncontested races Tuesday. They will continue to serve with fellow Council Members Bill Coutz, Al Miller, and George Patchell on the County Council. Excluding provisional votes, Meffley has an initial tally of 30,454 votes. Gregory has 29,857 votes.…

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County Ballot Questions: Here’s What We Know

Across Maryland, voters considered a number of ballot questions concerning county governance and structure. Here, Conduit Street provides the latest results for each county-specific ballot question. Allegany, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Charles, Dorchester, Garrett, Harford, Kent, Queen Anne's, St. Mary's, Somerset, Washington, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties did not present voters with any county-specific ballot questions. Vote totals and percentages in this article are based on unofficial results of the Maryland State Board of Elections as of Thursday, November 5,…

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Maryland Re-elects Incumbent Congressional Representatives

All eight incumbent Maryland Congressional Representatives will retain their seats.  Note: Vote totals or percentages in this article are based on unofficial results of the Maryland State Board of Elections as of 11:57 am Wednesday morning. Official results will follow in the days to come. To view the most up-to-date results, visit the Maryland State Board of Elections website. In District 1, incumbent Andy Harris (R) fended off challenger Mia Mason (D). Harris won his…

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