More than 105,000 Howard County residents requested mail-in ballots for the 2020 General Election. As of October 21st more than 55,000 of those ballots have been returned to the Board of Elections. Here is a breakdown of the Howard County numbers and the Statewide numbers:

Some notes:

  • Democrats are outpacing Republicans and “Other” on returning ballots (by percentage returned).
  • Howard County is ahead of the statewide numbers for all parties in terms of returning mail-in ballots up to this point in the election cycle.

According to the latest data from the State Board of Elections Howard County has 227,960 registered voters (as of September 2020). That means 46.2% of registered voters requested mail-in ballots. That also means that 24.1% of registered voters have cast votes in 2020 up to this point.

Here is a look at the numbers for all counties on October 21st:

You can track this information here:  https://elections.maryland.gov/press_room/2020_stats/Absentees%20Sent%20and%20Returned%20by%20County.PDF

Here were the numbers back on October 16th (over 35,000 mail-in ballots returned):  https://scotteblog.com/2020/10/17/more-than-35000-mail-in-ballots-have-been-returned-from-howard-county-by-october-16th/

For those not planning to vote by mail but prefer to vote in person…here is some information you might find useful:

Early Voting Centers will be open from 7am to 8pm from October 26 through November 2, 2020. Learn more: https://scotteblog.com/2020/08/29/early-voting-centers-in-howard-county-for-the-2020-general-election/

Election Day Vote Centers will be open from 7am to 8pm on November 3, 2020. Learn more: https://scotteblog.com/2020/10/15/howard-county-board-of-elections-2020-presidential-election-day-voting-centers/

Scott E

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