According to the Maryland State Board of Elections website 50,253 votes have been cast during early voting in Howard County.

  • Day 1: 11,580 votes cast
  • Day 2: 10,069 votes cast
  • Day 3: 9,945 votes cast
  • Day 4: 7,387 votes cast
  • Day 5: 7,655 votes cast
  • Day 6: 3,393 votes cast

What a drop off in votes cast on day 6 – historically this is a low voting day during early voting but this was a big drop. What will now happen on day 7?

Here are photos from Day 6 of Early Voting in Howard County at Long Reach High School and Reservoir High School:

Here is the county by county chart: https://elections.maryland.gov/press_room/2020_stats/EarlyVoting%20by%20County%20-%20PG20.pdf

Here is the breakdown by councilmanic district: https://elections.maryland.gov/press_room/2020_stats/EarlyVoting%20%20by%20Councilmanic%20District%20-%20PG20.pdf

Voters in District 5 are leading the way in total votes cast during early voting and in % of eligible voters (of course this does not include the numbers for the 83,000+ mail-in votes from Howard County yet).

Here is the breakdown by voting location: https://elections.maryland.gov/press_room/2020_stats/EarlyVoting%20%20by%20Location%20-%20PG20.pdf

Long Reach High School is the popular location to vote early in 2020 with the most votes cast each of the first 6 days of early voting. I helped add to the Long Reach numbers on day 6:

In 2016 through day 6 of early voting Howard County voters cast 42,273 votes:  https://elections.maryland.gov/press_room/2016_stats/PG16%20EarlyVoting%20by%20County.pdf

I will continue to track and report this data on the blog as the data is released by the state.

Scott E

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