Midterm elections are less than three weeks away, yet more than 904,000 Americans already have cast their ballots, with almost 60 percent of those early votes in Florida, according to data compiled by The Associated Press from election officials in 11 states.
Elections officials in the nation’s capital say they’ve addressed computer glitches that led to major delays in counting votes during the April 1 primary, but critics say the process of identifying and fixing the problem was slow and insufficiently transparent.
States that toughened their voter identification laws saw steeper drops in election turnout than those that did not, with disproportionate falloffs among black and younger voters, a nonpartisan congressional study released Wednesday concluded.
Maryland voters will decide in November whether to approve a constitutional amendment to make it harder for state officials to spend money in the state’s Transportation Trust Fund on anything unrelated to transportation.
Virginians have less than two weeks remaining to register to vote in next month’s general election.
Advocacy groups say hundreds of Maryland and Virginia voters may have cast two ballots, one in each state.
Several Maryland candidates are trying to make political comebacks as they face off in primary matchups after ethical and legal problems.
The Maryland State Board of Elections is reporting a record-high turnout of early voters in the state’s primary election.
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.