Voter registration hits record high in Maryland

With a few hours left until the deadline to register for the Nov. 6 election, voter registration in Maryland has already hit a record high, according to the state Board of Elections.

There were 3,992,451 active registered voters in the state as of Tuesday morning, beating the previous record of 3,977,637, set in January 2017.

Voters can register online through 9 p.m. Tuesday. They can also register in person at early voting sites from Oct. 25 through Nov. 1.

Registration has increased every month in 2018, with the biggest surges in the months of May (there was a June 5 deadline to register for the June 26 primary), August and September. And since Sept. 30, registration increased by more than 17,000 people, a number that represents newly registered voters as well as previously “inactive” voters who have confirmed their address with the elections board.

Here is the active voter registration roll, as of 9 a.m. Tuesday:

  • Democrats: 2,189,543
  • Republicans: 1,018,851
  • Unaffiliated: 719,919
  • Libertarian: 22,061
  • Green: 9,262
  • Other parties: 32,815

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