Several thousand voters who were affected by a Motor Vehicle Administration computer glitch discovered just before the June 26 primary may have skipped voting rather than cast provisional ballots, state elections statistics show.
With thousands of provisional ballots uncounted across Maryland, key races — including the Democratic primary for Baltimore County executive and hotly contested state legislative races — are undecided.
It's still two years until the 2018 elections, but potential candidates already are lining up at a shot to become Baltimore County executive. The seat will be open -- current Executive Kevin Kamenetz, a Democrat, is term-limited -- and Democrats and Republicans will fight hard for the chance to run the state's third-largest county.
Though people may describe the region around Baltimore City as "Greater Baltimore," area leaders — from government, business, non-profits and academia — could do more to fully embrace that term and develop the potential it implies. Doing so is a critical component for the continued rejuvenation of Baltimore City and the county communities near its borders.
As Democrat Joe DiCara and Republican Todd Crandell face off in the general election, the race is drawing attention from state GOP leaders. They see the void left by Olszewski as an opportunity to make inroads in a Democratic stronghold.
Dundalk residents are trying to raise money to replace historic wrought-iron gates that were stolen from Battle Acre Monument Park, which has been undergoing improvements for September's celebration of the War of 1812 bicentennial.