Candidates in Cecil's first council district are Pamela Bailey, a Democrat, and Alan McCarthy, a Republican. The fifth district council race includes James Crouse, a Democrat, and Robert Hodge, a Republican.

The remaining three seats on the first county council, covering districts two, three and four, will be filled by the existing county commissioners representing those areas until the 2014 county election

In the other countywide races, William Manlove and Lauren Camphausen are running unopposed for The Cecil County Board of Education in councilmanic districts one and two, respectively.

The number of Democrats and Republicans registered to vote in Cecil County was virtually equal at the start of this month.

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Cecil had 23,893 registered Democrats and 23,951 registered Republicans as of Oct. 1, according to the county's board of elections. The county only gets updated numbers on the first of the month, according to a board of elections representative.

There were also 12,417 unaffiliated Cecil voters, 136 Libertarians and 235 Green party members.

Congressional, Senate races

Incumbent U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin is opposed by Republican Daniel John Bongino, Libertarian Dean Ahmad and independent S. Rob Sobhani.

In the First Congressional District, which includes all of Cecil County and central and northern Harford, incumbent Congressman Andy Harris, a Republican, is expected to have little trouble in securing his second term in the House of Representatives.

Though her name will still be on the ballot, Democrat Wendy Rosen dropped out of the race several weeks ago after admitting she had voted in an Florida election while also registered to vote in Maryland. Her withdrawal came after the ballot closed, however.

Libertarian Muir Wayne Boda's name also appears on the First District ballot. Democrats, meanwhile, have tried to mount a write-in campaign on behalf of John LaFerla, who narrowly lost to Rosen in the primary election.

In the Second Congressional District, which includes southern Harford and parts of Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties and Baltimore City, five-term incumbent Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, a Democrat, is opposed by Republican Nancy Jacobs, a state senator from Edgewood who represents Harford and Cecil counties in Annapolis. Libertarian Leo Dymowski is also on the ballot.

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Aegis and Record staff members Bryna Zumer,, and Allan Vought,, contributed to this article.