The Maryland State Board of Elections is publishing data of the number of mail-in ballots sent out and received for the 2020 Maryland Primary. Here is the data as of June 4th:
Specific to Howard County…205,362 mail-in-ballots have been sent out and 79,327 ballots have been received. That makes a return rate of over 38% (38.6%). The statewide average is just under 33.7% as of June 4th.
Here are some past years primary voter turnout percentages for Howard County and the State of Maryland:
- 2018: Howard County 23.36% / State 24.25%
- 2016: Howard County 44.07% / State 41.71%
- 2014: Howard County 19.73% / State 20.71%
- 2012: Howard County 18.95% / State 17.91%
- 2010: Howard County 21.42% / State 24.04%
This has been an excellent voter turnout year for this primary. Not as good as 2016 yet but still great compared to other years.
The Howard County Board of Elections has scheduled three additional dates to canvas incoming ballots via mail:
Friday June 5, 2020 – 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Wednesday June 10, 2020 – 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Friday June 12, 2020 – 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM