The Maryland State Board of Elections is reporting a record-high turnout of early voters in the state’s primary election.
Early voting in Maryland begins Thursday and runs through through June 19.
Gov. Martin O’Malley and Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch are calling attention to the start of early voting.
D.C.’s election performance is still fairly poor compared with other states, but is improving, according to recently released data from The Pew Charitable Trust.
Voters are getting their first chance to cast ballots in a scandal-marred race for District of Columbia mayor.
A bill that would extend early voting to the Sunday before Election Day and double the number of early voting centers was taken up Thursday by the House Ways and Means committee.
The Maryland House and Ways Committee is considering a bill that would increase the number of early voting centers in general elections.
From Florida and Ohio early vote disasters with long lines to power outages in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York there are doubts that some people will have the opportunity to participate in this election.
About 30 million people have already voted in 34 states and the District of Columbia, either by mail or in person. No votes will be counted until Tuesday but some key states are releasing the party affiliation of those who vote early.
If you’re still looking for a reason to decide on which candidate to vote for, think about Obamacare and the fact that one report after another clearly shows that it’s going to cost the nation much, much more than originally stated by President Obama and his administration.