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Early voting turnout in Laurel higher than on first day in primary, election judge says
Early voting turnout in Laurel higher than on first day in primary, election judge says

Election judges at the Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center said turnout there was stronger than in the primary, as early voting opened throughout the state Thursday.  "We're keeping pretty busy here," said Susan Habig, a Laurel resident and chief Republican judge at the polling place. In the primary, she noted, the center saw only 200 people over the four days she oversaw voting.  By contrast, 320 people had shown up to vote by 3 p.m. on Thursday. In all, 3,714 Prince George's County voters had cast a vote by Thursday afternoon. In Howard County, 1,617 voters had turned out by 3 p.m.  Earl Smith, of Bowie, said he stopped by the...

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