» 18 percent: The percent of voters who were registered as independent with the state Board of Elections, as of the end of September. That’s an 8 percent increase over September 2014.
» 3,975,309: The number of active registered voters in Maryland, as of Sept. 30 — just a couple thousand short of the state record of 3,977,637.
» 2-to-1: The advantage Democrats continue to hold over Republicans in Maryland.
» 22 percent: The percent of registered voters in Howard County who are registered as unaffiliated. The highest number of unaffiliated voters tend to be in suburban counties such as Anne Arundel, Howard and Montgomery, political scientist Todd Eberly said.