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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | October 24, 2012
Some voters in Montgomery and Prince George's counties have received absentee ballots that are missing a page containing referendum questions, state officials said Wednesday. The state Board of Elections has found that fewer than 20 absentee voters received ballots missing a second page, Gov. Martin O'Malley said in a statement. "Residents who have requested an absentee ballot should check to make certain they have a complete ballot with a second page that includes Questions 4-7, as well as any of the local county-related questions," O'Malley said.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
After the first day of counting absentee ballots on Thursday, a winner had not yet been determined in a Republican primary race for the Anne Arundel County Council. At the close of the first absentee canvass, Michael Anthony Peroutka held a 16-vote lead over Maureen Carr-York in District 5, which includes Severna Park, Arnold and Broadneck. Incumbent Councilman Dick Ladd remained in third. Peroutka had 2,287 votes to Carr-York's 2,271 votes, according to election data. A total of 1,791 provisional ballots and remaining absentee ballots will be counted next week.
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By Alison Knezevich and Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
The results from the primary election have left several local races without resolution, and on Thursday local boards of election will begin counting absentee ballots to decide winners and losers. In Baltimore County, the contest to pick a Republican who will face incumbent Democrat County Executive Kevin Kamenetz in November was too close to call after the close of polls Tuesday. With more than 20,000 votes cast between them, George Harman, a retired program manager for the state Department of the Environment, had a 22-vote lead over Tony Campbell, a political science professor at Towson University who once served as chairman of the county Republican Party.
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By Alison Knezevich and Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
The results from the primary election have left several local races without resolution, and on Thursday local boards of election will begin counting absentee ballots to decide winners and losers. In Baltimore County, the contest to pick a Republican who will face incumbent Democrat County Executive Kevin Kamenetz in November was too close to call after the close of polls Tuesday. With more than 20,000 votes cast between them, George Harman, a retired program manager for the state Department of the Environment, had a 22-vote lead over Tony Campbell, a political science professor at Towson University who once served as chairman of the county Republican Party.
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By Luke Broadwater and Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2011
Baltimore City Councilwoman Belinda Conaway, who is running a write-in campaign to keep her seat in the Nov. 8 election, accused the city elections board Tuesday of committing "major fraud" by mailing out incorrect absentee ballots to 7th District voters. Conaway said she has confirmed that at least seven voters in her district received 6th District absentee ballots in the mail, and worries that the problem could be more widespread. Conaway said she sent a letter Tuesday to U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., asking him to intervene in the administration of the election.
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By Larry Carson | November 12, 2006
Absentee ballots counted late last week apparently left the results of Tuesday's elections unchanged, although Republican county executive candidate Christopher J. Merdon did gain some ground on Democrat Ken Ulman. According to a county elections board tally of 10,099 ballots completed Friday afternoon, Merdon gained 1,650 votes on Ulman, which still left him more than 8,000 votes behind the Democrat. Merdon conceded his loss Wednesday. In the nonpartisan school board election, Janet Siddiqui, who finished sixth, gained 78 votes on fifth-place finisher Ellen Flynn Giles, although Giles is still more than 1,200 votes ahead.
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By TYRONE RICHARDSON and TYRONE RICHARDSON,SUN REPORTER | April 12, 2006
Wilde Lake village officials are asking residents expecting to receive mailed absentee ballots to come to Slayton House, the village association headquarters, and pick them up instead. The bulk mail of roughly 2,800 absentee ballots, mailed late last month, have not been accounted for, said Bernice Kish, the village manager. She said the post office is trying to trace the mailed ballots. Wilde Lake elections are scheduled for April 22. Kish said the absentee ballots have to be signed by residents and returned by the election date.
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By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Staff Writer | April 18, 1993
Absentee ballots for Manchester's May 18 Town Council election should be requested by 4 p.m. May 15, said Marianne Warehime, chairwoman of the Board of Elections Supervisors.Mrs. Warehime said people must request ballots in writing from the town office.She said that ballots are being printed and that she expects them to be ready this week.The town will notify people when the absentee ballots are ready, she said.Town officials prefer to mail absentee ballots to voters, Mrs. Warehime said, but a voter can pick up the ballot or designate another person as an agent to get it.If a sudden illness or other emergency prevents a voter from going to the town office to vote on Election Day, a person may request an absentee ballot, in writing, that day and designate a person to get it.To be valid, absentee ballots must be returned to the town office by 7 p.m. May 18.Mrs.
BUSINESS
August 6, 2000
In this presidential election year, people on the move can register to vote or change their voter information online through HomeAdvisor, Microsoft's real estate Internet site. HomeAdvisor (www.homeadvisor.com) is working with election.com, a global online election services provider, to offer voter registration and absentee ballots. Users are asked to fill out an online form. A state is selected, voting requirements are displayed, and the user provides requested information. Users can report a change of address on the same form.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,Sun Staff Writer | November 13, 1994
Rita A. Dather, the Harford County election administrator, says she was angered by the contentious atmosphere at election board headquarters in Bel Air Thursday night as 2,095 absentee ballots were counted."
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2014
The primary election officially began Thursday with early voting, but Anne Arundel County elections officials are expecting low turnout for both early voting and traditional election day voting. Anne Arundel's turnout "might be the lowest ever" at 18 percent to 22 percent, said Joseph A. Torre III, the county's elections director. Typical turnout is in the 28 percent to 33 percent range. Torre based his prediction on the low volume of requests for absentee ballots and the relatively few people who registered as new voters or changed their affiliation in the runup to the primaries.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2014
The National Federation of the Blind has sued Maryland election officials, charging that their April decision not to approve a system that would make it easier for disabled people to cast absentee ballots privately violates federal law. The Baltimore-based federation filed suit this week asking the U.S. District Court to order the State Board of Elections to provide that technology in time for the June 24 primary election. "The right to a secret ballot that can be filled out privately and independently is just as important to people with disabilities as it is for other voters," said federation spokesman Chris Danielson.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2014
Maryland's top elections official expressed confidence Friday that the state will deliver absentee ballots to voters smoothly and on time despite a change in plans ordered just two months before the June 24 primary. The State Board of Elections decided this week not to move forward with a system that would have allowed voters who receive an absentee ballot through the Internet to mark their choices on a computer screen before printing the ballot and mailing it in. Linda H. Lamone, administrator of the elections board, said the agency will do what is needed to comply with the decision of the five-member panel.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2014
The future of a system that would let voters download absentee ballots before mailing them in was cast into doubt Thursday when the State Board of Elections refused to move forward with part of the plan amid fears it would open the door to widespread fraud. The five-member panel declined to certify a system for marking the ballots on a computer screen despite assurances from its staff that the system was secure and ready to be used in this year's June primary and November general elections.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2013
After 19.5 hours of reviewing ballots, more than 20 official challenges and numerous questions about signatures and postmarks, Annapolis voters still did not know who their next mayor would be when elections officials called it quits at 4:35 a.m. Friday after a marathon meeting. The Annapolis Board of Canvassers will resume their meeting at noon Friday, when they'll review more than 100 provisional ballots that were cast on Election Day on Tuesday. Heading into that meeting, Republican mayoral candidate Mike Pantelides held on to a 50-vote lead over incumbent Democrat Josh Cohen.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | November 6, 2013
Though they faced a challenge, the five incumbents running as a ticket under the name Team Laurel were all re-elected to serve two-year terms on the Laurel City Council, based on the election night unofficial count Tuesday. Incumbents Michael Leszcz, who was running for re-election to the at-large seat; Valerie Nicholas and H. Edward Ricks, both of Ward 1; and Donna Crary and Frederick Smalls of Ward 2 were re-elected by a comfortable margin, likely rendering totals from absentee and provisional ballots inconsequential.
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By Patrick Gilbert and Patrick Gilbert,Evening Sun Staff | September 13, 1990
The outcome of two extremely close races in Baltimore will hinge on absentee ballots due to be counted today at the city election board.With 257 absentee ballots to be counted in the 43rd Legislative District Democratic primary, Martin O'Malley, a former city prosecutor, holds a slim 35-vote lead over incumbent state Sen. John A. Pica Jr., according to the unofficial tally.In the citywide Baltimore Circuit Court judgeship contest, District Court Judge Paul A. Smith, who is challenging three incumbents, has a mere 11-vote lead for the second spot in the Democratic primary.
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By Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,Sun Staff Writer | September 13, 1995
The Baltimore election board will begin opening more than 3,500 absentee ballots tomorrow at 10 a.m.More than 4,200 ballots were issued for the election. As of late yesterday, 3,564 had been returned to the election office. Of those, roughly 3,100 were cast by Democrats, according to city election officials.In addition, any ballot that arrives in today's mail and that was postmarked by Monday will be accepted.City election administrator Barbara E. Jackson said the counting of the absentee ballots should take less than a day.Baltimore election officials predicted that the absentee-ballot counting process should go much more quickly than it did in last year's disputed gubernatorial election.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | November 6, 2013
The Annapolis mayoral election won't be decided until at least Thursday, when elections officials tally votes from a problematic voting machine and from absentee ballots. The unofficial results from Tuesday's election — not counting the broken machine — had Republican challenger Mike Pantelides up 84 votes over incumbent Democratic Mayor Josh Cohen, 3,728 to 3,644. Pantelides' supporters believe there may be at least 100 votes on the problematic machine, which was used at the Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library.
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