According to the Maryland State Board of Elections website 53,836 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
  • Day 7: 3,583 votes cast

The past weekend had low turnout numbers for early voting. Today is the final day of early voting.

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). Voters in District 3 have the lowest voter turnout.

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 7 days of early voting. Wilde Lake High School has had the least early votes cast to date. One has to wonder if the drama at that location is part of the reason.

In 2016 through day 7 of early voting Howard County voters cast 49,919 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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