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810 Carroll County voters cast ballots on first day of early voting

Early voting started Thursday in Carroll County for the 2022 gubernatorial primary election, and voters were slow to show up at the polls, according to Katherine Berry, the county’s elections director.

She said in an email that overall, the first day of voting in Carroll had “gone well.”

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As of 10 a.m., Thursday, only 169 people total had voted at the three early voting locations in the county. The Westminster Senior & Community Center, 125 Stoner Ave., Westminster, had the most voters Thursday, ending the day with 446.

Other early voting locations include the North Carroll Senior & Community Center, 2328 Hanover Pike, Hampstead, and South Carroll Senior & Community Center, 5928 Mineral Hill Road, Eldersburg.

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All three locations will be open for early voting 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., every day through July 14.

Unofficial results released by the Carroll County Board of Elections show that 810 people voted early in Carroll County on opening day. Of those voters, 477 are registered Republicans, 269 are Democrats, and 64 are unaffiliated.

About 13,000 Carroll County residents had requested a mail-in ballot as of this week, according to Berry, and requests are still being taken. Any registered voter in Maryland may vote by mail-in ballot for any reason.

If residents request and receive a mail-in ballot and then decide they want to vote in person, they must vote in person using a provisional ballot.

Find more election information, including on how to vote early or request a mail-in ballot, at the board of elections’ website, https://elections.carrollcountymd.gov, or by calling 410-386-2080.


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