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Despite slow start, early voting in Howard picks up by afternoon
Despite slow start, early voting in Howard picks up by afternoon

Turnout started slow but picked up in the afternoon in Howard County as polls opened Thursday for early voting.  Though Howard Board of Elections Director Guy Mickley said in the morning that turnout at Columbia's Bain Center, one of three early voting locations in the county, was much lower than usual, by 3 p.m. he reported that turnout numbers were about twice as high as they had been over the same period during early voting in June's primary election.  As they left the polls at the Miller library in Ellicott City, Sharon and Bill Koenig said they intentionally showed up to the vote in the afternoon.  "We're retired, so we figured it would be easier...

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