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by Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | November 6, 2012
You're not voting? Are you sure? Because if you do: Cantler's Riverside Inn in Annapolis is throwing an Election Day party with all-you-can-eat crabs for $22.99 and returns watching on big TVs. Fleet Street Market in Fells Point is giving ten percent off to customers who take an oath that they've voted. Midtown BBQ & Brew is offering 20 percent off the entire check for patrons wearing an "I Voted" sticker. Gino's Burger and Chicken in Towson will give you a free entree with the purchase of a side and drink if you're wearing an "I Voted" sticker.
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October 8, 2014
With the midterm elections just weeks away, I was reminded of a comment by Abraham Lincoln: "Elections belong to the people. It's their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters. " When it comes to voting, the electorate has three choices: Stay at home and sit it out; accept things as they are; or act on a desire for change. Does one vote really matter? Consider that in the recent Republican primary election for Baltimore County executive, candidate George Harman won by just 18 votes.
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NEWS
November 29, 2012
I was very surprised to read Matt Patterson's commentary in The Sun ("America the dictatorship?" Nov. 27). How did someone get a pro-freedom message past The Sun's editorial board at the White House? By the way, congratulations on your election victory. The media has now fulfilled its agenda which is to lift takers over makers. By 2016, we'll have a $20 trillion hole with no way to get out plus all the other little things this administration will continue to do as in Obamacare, bailouts, coverups, and, of course, let us not forget President Barack Obama's favorite constituency, illegal immigrants.
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August 14, 2014
I live in Mays Chapel North and now have an elementary school in my backyard. Come a few weeks from now and our peaceful senior development will be chaos, with school buses and screaming children ("Kamenetz is a bully; put him in his place on election day," Aug. 9). We raised our children and are mostly grandparents, so we have nothing against kids, just politicians who are power hungry and are the closest thing to dictators. Our beautiful 10-acre park was destroyed by bulldozers along with our peace and quiet.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | November 2, 2012
The same forecast model that showed Hurricane Sandy hooking into the East Coast as much as a week ahead of time is now calling for a rainy, snowy and windy nor'easter after Election Day. The models "suggest no rest for the weary in the United States," according to the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center . The center's long-range forecast discussion calls for "a more typical nor'easter" than anything like Sandy, but it's still of note considering...
NEWS
October 8, 2014
With the midterm elections just weeks away, I was reminded of a comment by Abraham Lincoln: "Elections belong to the people. It's their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters. " When it comes to voting, the electorate has three choices: Stay at home and sit it out; accept things as they are; or act on a desire for change. Does one vote really matter? Consider that in the recent Republican primary election for Baltimore County executive, candidate George Harman won by just 18 votes.
EXPLORE
July 26, 2011
Laurel's Board of Election Supervisors is looking for city residents to serve as election day judges for the city's general election Nov. 1. Board officials have said that they prefer judges who have prior experience, but that experience as an election day judge is not necessary. Interested residents should send a resume or letter of interest to Kimberley Rau, clerk to the Board of Election Supervisors. For more information about serving as a Laurel election day judge, call 301-725-5300, ext. 2121 or email krau@laurel.md.us .
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | November 5, 2010
The automated Election Day phone calls telling Marylanders to "relax" because Gov. Martin O'Malley had already won were generated by a Democratic operative who said he was working for Republican Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. The Baltimore Sun tracked the calls, which came while polls were still open, to a company called Robodial.org, a Pennsylvania-based outfit that works exclusively for progressive and Democratic candidates. The company's owner said a representative of Universal Elections of Baltimore paid for and recorded the call.
EXPLORE
November 4, 2012
If early voting numbers are any indication, the polls will be packed Tuesday on Election Day. By late Thursday afternoon, an estimated 6 percent of Harford's eligible voters had cast their ballot, leaving plenty of others left to vote on Election Day. Besides the presidential race, which typically draws a lot of voters, this year's election features a number of controversial statewide issues on the ballot. "I have no idea, but I would imagine that we'll have another large turnout on Tuesday.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2014
Monica Bias of Severna Park called the primary voter turnout at the Earleigh Heights Volunteer Company "pathetic" when she voted just before 7 p.m. on Tuesday. A 58-year-old state employee, Bias never missed a chance to vote. "I always vote. I never miss it. You can't make a difference if you don't vote," she said. One advantage of light turnout was that Bias was able to cast her ballot quickly. "I've been here when the line went out the door and wrapped around and around," she said.
NEWS
August 8, 2014
"When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. " While there may be dispute as to source of this famous quote, the content is unquestionable. Government at any level administered through the hand of intimidation, fear and unethical practice "becomes the master and we the people become their servants. " Alison Knezevich's article "Balto. Co. police should not have contacted Dundalk activist, chief says," (July 28), clearly identifies the principle of such intimidation and fear as imposed upon those who dare to contradict or challenge those elected to serve.
NEWS
June 30, 2014
In response to R.N. Ellis' letter congratulating herself on the fact that she has never missed voting in a primary election and has always worked on some candidate or other's campaign: Please, Ms. Ellis, vote as much as you want but stop harassing me with fliers, phone calls, yard signs, giant billboards and - worst of all - those idiotic street waves ( "Distressed to see such low turnout," June 28). Volunteers like you tie up traffic, create litter and ruin the only time that most families have to spend together, in the evenings between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. I have been getting an average of four phone calls a night from volunteers or recorded messages from candidates, which increased to eight a day just before the primary.
NEWS
June 27, 2014
A Sun poll asked non-voters what their excuse was for not showing up on Election Day ("What Maryland thinks," June 25). Short of an emergency affecting oneself or a near relative, there are none. Maryland's non-voters are bad citizens, and The Sun should stop giving them cover. Katharine W. Rylaarsdam - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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By S. Wayne Carter Jr., Baltimore Sun Media Group | June 25, 2014
With school funding one of the top issues in the Carroll County Commissioners' race, Republican candidates who received the backing of the local teachers' union won in four of the five districts, ousting two incumbents in the process. But conservative incumbent Richard Rothschild - who lacked the union's support - was the leading voting-getter among all commissioner candidates with nearly all the precincts reporting. Rothschild held off a challenge from Barbara Biller, who had a slim lead after early voting was tabulated.
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Dan Rodricks | June 25, 2014
In Ukraine last month, some people braved the threat of violence to get to the polls to vote for a new president. According to news reports, heavily armed men in ski masks tried to scare off voters by smashing ballot boxes and blocking entry to polling stations in the eastern part of the country; election officials were threatened, some kidnapped. In Maryland, we just had a primary election to nominate candidates for governor - you know, like the president of Maryland - and the voter turnout was embarrassingly low . The vast majority of registered Democrats and Republicans did not participate.
NEWS
June 24, 2014
View the updated live blog on  live.baltimoresun.com . 11:45 p.m.: @pwoodreporter: .@Schuh2014 has tweeted, "We win!!!!!" @LauraNeumanExec has not conceded yet. 11:31 p.m.: @baltimoresun: Marilyn Mosby to win state's attorney race as Gregg Bernstein concedes.  11:28 p.m.: @iduncan: via @cmcampbell6 BERNSTEIN CONCEDES 11:17 p.m.: @pwoodreporter: Now at 125 of 195 precincts, @Schuh2014 still holding lead...
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By Julie Bykowicz and Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2010
Voters are choosing Maryland's next governor, a new delegation to the U.S. Congress and a new state General Assembly on Tuesday. They're also deciding a wide range of local offices and issues, including the fate of a proposed slots parlor at Arundel Mills mall. Counting all the ballots will take hours, possibly days if a contest is very close. Here are early clues to watch for as trends and outcomes of the 2010 election develop. The Eastern Shore Eastern Shore voters could well determine freshman Rep. Frank Kratovil's future.
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By Baltimore Sun staff | November 1, 2010
Baltimore's Department of Public Works will not be collecting trash or recycling Nov. 2, because of Election Day. Residents whose trash or recycling is normally collected on Tuesday should put trash out on Nov. 6. In addition, no bulk trash collection will be scheduled Tuesday. City officials said that the Quarantine Road Landfill, the Northwest Transfer Station and the Eastern, Western and Northwestern sanitation yards will be closed Tuesday. Parking meters and regulations in Baltimore will be in effect.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2014
Monica Bias of Severna Park called the primary voter turnout at the Earleigh Heights Volunteer Company "pathetic" when she voted just before 7 p.m. on Tuesday. A 58-year-old state employee, Bias never missed a chance to vote. "I always vote. I never miss it. You can't make a difference if you don't vote," she said. One advantage of light turnout was that Bias was able to cast her ballot quickly. "I've been here when the line went out the door and wrapped around and around," she said.
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By Michael Dresser | June 20, 2014
More than 140,000 Marylanders went to the polls to cast early ballots in Tuesday's election, setting a record for a state primary, according to figures released Friday. The eight-day early-voting period ended Thursday night with more than 4 percent of the electorate taking advantage of the option. The 141,590 who voted early this year roughly doubled the number who went to the polls before Election Day in the 2010 and 2012 primaries. However, it is difficult to make meaningful comparisons because there were no high-profile, competitive statewide races in either of those previous primaries.
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