Some spread the myth that Carroll’s all-Republican Board of County Commissioners will face the same fate if charter is enacted. According to the Maryland Board of Elections, in 2010, there were 136,477 registered voters in Frederick, with 5,317 more registered Republicans than registered Democrats. In 2014, there were 150,895 registered voters, with 6,724 more registered Republicans than registered Democrats. In 2018, there were 172,907 registered voters, with 2,343 more registered Republicans than registered Democrats. Whether charter passed or not, the voting registration numbers in Frederick had been shifting for years, with the Republican registration majority shrinking drastically. This is hardly the case in Carroll County, where in 2018, out of 120,916 registered voters, there were 62,908 registered Republicans compared to 32,198 registered Democrats — almost a two-to-one difference. If Carroll were to adopt charter, Republicans should not fear that Democrats will suddenly take over county government. The numbers tell a different story. Consider this myth busted.