On Saturday, WMAR TV posted a news brief on its web site noting that three out of five households in the Baltimore area watched Friday night's vice-presidential debate between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden.
According to Nielsen, Baltimore was the top TV market in terms of viewership for the debate.
We can only hope Baltimore residents show the same level of interest at the polls. Chances are, they will this year, because it's a presidential election. But we suspect that once the presidential race is over and it's time to vote in the more mundane city and state elections, it'll be business as usual and our local electorate will lose interest in voting again.