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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | June 10, 2014
Early voting for the primary election begins Thursday and runs until the following Thursday, June 19. This year, there will be four early voting sites in Harford County, an increase of three since the last election, because of higher registration numbers. The Harford early voting locations are the McFaul Center in Bel Air at 525 W. MacPhail Road; Edgewood library at 629 Edgewood Road; Jarrettsville library at 3722 Norrisville Road; and the University Center in Aberdeen (formerly the HEAT Center)
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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 BRYNA ZUMER | March 29, 2012
Cecil County voters, who did not take part in early voting, set to end Thursday, will get their chance to make their voices heard on the regular primary election day on Tuesday, April 3, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. This year is the first voting for offices created when voters, after many previous failed attempts, approved a home rule charter for the county in the 2010 general election. The primary election also features an interesting judicial race involving three candidates. Both Republicans and Democrats can vote for two of the three.
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By Yvonne Wenger and Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2014
As votes were being counted Tuesday night, politicians and poll workers estimated that the turnout for the primary was among the lowest in recent history - leading some to call for the voting to be moved back to the fall in future years. Despite vigorous campaigning from a full slate of candidates for governor, attorney general and many high-profile local races, such as Baltimore state's attorney, some said the primary didn't take precedence over summer vacations. "The General Assembly should re-examine this," Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, a Democrat, said at Hillcrest Elementary School in Catonsville.
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September 12, 1991
Today is Election Day in the Baltimore primary campaign.The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you are in line to vote at 8 p.m., you will be allowed to vote before the polls close.Only registered Democrats may vote in the Democratic Party primary. Registered Republicans and voters registered as independents may vote in the Republican primary.Your voter registration card will tell you where you should go to vote. You may vote if you don't have your voter card, assuming that election board personnel at the polling place verify that you are on the rolls.
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff writer | September 16, 1990
Tuesday's primary election did not yield any unexpected winners in Carroll, but unofficial vote tallies offer some mild surprises.The vote counts should give Senate District 5 Republican candidate Larry E. Haines, Republican County Commissioner hopeful Donald I. Dell and Board of Education challenger Joseph D. Mish Jr. a confidence boost heading into the Nov. 6 general election.In what was considered an unpredictable race, Haines handily defeated Sen. Sharon W. Hornberger, R-Carroll, Baltimore, collecting 3,844 votes, or 57 percent, to the incumbent's 2,481 votes, or 37 percent.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Sun Staff Writer | September 14, 1994
Richard N. Dixon, the only incumbent seeking re-election, took an early lead in the first 24 of Carroll County's 41 precincts to report in yesterday's primary election race for the House of Delegates.Dixon took the lead with 37 percent of the early returns, followed by Westminster resident and longtime Democratic activist Ellen L. Willis with 32 percent, Philip R. Deitchman of Eldersburg with 18 percent and Eric R. Hirtle, a supporter of Lyndon LaRouche, with 13 percent.In the District 5 Senate race among Democrats, Westminster resident and teacher Cynthia H. Cummings took a commanding lead, 69 percent, against Uniontown resident Rachelle Feldman-Hurwitz, who received just under 31 percent.
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By Bruce Reid and Bruce Reid,Sun Staff Writer Sun staff writers Phyllis Brill, Mike Farabaugh and Suzanne Loudermilk contributed to this article | September 14, 1994
Races for County Council president and sheriff dominated Harford County's political landscape yesterday as scores of candidates pitted new blood against experience in the primary election battle for nominations to state and local offices.Some election officials predicted about a 40 percent turnout among the county's 86,874 registered Democrats and Republicans.The race for County Council president race typified Harford's long struggle to manage rapid growth.In the Democratic primary, council veteran Theresa M. Pierno, who supports managed growth and more citizen involvement in planning, faced businessman and veteran politician Arthur Henry Helton, who says growth should not be constrained if it means more jobs and a bigger tax base.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | September 12, 2003
Absentee ballots did not change the outcome of three tight races for City Council in Tuesday's primary, elections officials said yesterday. In the 7th District, Democrat Belinda K. Conaway topped Shawn Z. Tarrant 2,564 to 2,490. Conaway led by 53 votes on election night Tuesday. Conaway said she would continue attending community meetings and campaigning until the November 2004 election. "As an elected official, you're always campaigning," she said. "It's a never-ending process." Conaway will face Republican Owen B. Hanratty in the November 2004 election.
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By Walter F. Roche Jr. and Walter F. Roche Jr.,SUN STAFF | August 4, 2000
A Baltimore City liquor commissioner has been charged with making illegal cash payments to poll workers to help his mother - a City Council member - on primary election day. A criminal information filed this week in District Court charges that William A. Welch, 47, son of Councilwoman Agnes B. Welch, a 4th District Democrat, made the illegal payments Sept. 14 last year, the day of the city's primary election. Such charges are rare. The election violation is a misdemeanor and carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail or a $1,000 fine.
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By Erin Cox and Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2014
Voters will head to the polls Tuesday to resolve one of the costliest primary fights in Maryland history and nominate scores more politicians for November's general election. With experts forecasting low turnout, candidates were out in force trying Monday to lure voters - long accustomed to September primaries - to cast a ballot in Maryland's first June primary since the Eisenhower administration. "It's really a turnout question in an election like this," said Barbara A. Hoffman, a former state senator and longtime political observer.
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June 17, 2014
There is a primary election going on. If citizens find themselves unhappy over county, state and national issues, now is the time to say so. They should not allow themselves to be browbeaten into believing there is nothing they can do about it. In fact, because of traditionally low voter turnout, a primary election can actually be the best time to pull off significant change. Don't complain if you are going to put the same politicians back in office regardless of their voting record.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | June 10, 2014
Early voting for the primary election begins Thursday and runs until the following Thursday, June 19. This year, there will be four early voting sites in Harford County, an increase of three since the last election, because of higher registration numbers. The Harford early voting locations are the McFaul Center in Bel Air at 525 W. MacPhail Road; Edgewood library at 629 Edgewood Road; Jarrettsville library at 3722 Norrisville Road; and the University Center in Aberdeen (formerly the HEAT Center)
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2014
For the first time in two decades, Baltimore County doesn't have a favorite son or daughter in the governor's race. All the more reason why candidates seeking Maryland's top office are fighting for the votes of county residents. "Baltimore County is going to be critical because it's the third-largest pool of Democratic votes," said John T. Willis, a high-profile Democrat and author of a book on Maryland politics. On the Republican side, Helen Delich Bentley, who represented the county in Congress for a decade, has no doubt of its importance in her party's primary.
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May 21, 2014
The centrist shift of the Republican Party, first observed last fall with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's landslide re-election, continued this week with GOP establishment candidates defeating tea party challengers in primary races. The most visible was Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's trouncing of a conservative opponent who was once running ahead of him in polls. Mr. McConnell is nobody's moderate, but he's no tea party absolutist either. What he represents — and what voters in Kentucky clearly endorsed — is an establishment Republican, the kind who believes in lower taxes and smaller government but not in shutting down the federal government or other forms of self-destructive behavior in the cause of extremism.
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December 12, 2013
Yesterday, Red Maryland endorsed Larry Hogan for governor . We should probably expand a little bit upon the Red Maryland Endorsement Process. Many of you here are also readers over at  Red State , which of course is a direct ancestor of our little site. One of the proud traditions over at Red State is that the editors will make endorsements in contested Republican primaries to work to ensure the election of candidates who are best suited to represent conservative interests, usually as members of Congress.
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By David Nitkin and David Nitkin,SUN STAFF | March 14, 2002
Quick. Name the lone major-party candidate in the race to succeed Gov. Parris N. Glendening. If you guessed Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, you're wrong. The Democratic lieutenant governor still won't acknowledge she's campaigning. The correct answer is Republican Ross Z. Pierpont, an octogenarian who has run and lost 15 times during the past four decades. With the primary election less than six months away, Maryland is experiencing a drought of candidates for governor and other top-tier elected offices.
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September 13, 1994
A photo caption in yesterday's editions stated incorrectly that under state law alcoholic beverages would not be sold during primary election polling hours.The Sun regrets the errors.Perfect weather is forecast today for the Maryland primary election to choose Democratic and Republican candidates for governor, U.S. Senate, the House of Representatives, and for scores of state and local offices.The state's 1,702 polling places open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Registered voters are reminded to bring identification.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2013
Annapolis voters will start the process of selecting a mayor and city council to serve for the next four years with primary elections Tuesday. The Democratic and Republican primaries feature a total of five people running for the seat currently held by Mayor Josh Cohen: Democrats Cohen and Bevin Buchheister, and Republicans Frank Bradley, Bob O'Shea and Mike Pantelides. Cohen is fighting to keep the job he won by less than 500 votes four years ago. "I feel truly blessed to have had this opportunity to serve as mayor," Cohen said.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2012
Democratic candidate John Delaney, who is running in Western Maryland's competitive 6th Congressional District, failed to vote in two recent elections -- one in 2006 and another in 2010 -- an absence his Republican opponent said should raise a red flag with voters in this year's election. Montgomery County voting records show that Delaney, a Potomac businessman who is making his first run for political office this year, did not cast a ballot in the 2006 general election, in which Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley unseated incumbent Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. He also did not vote in the 2010 primary election, which featured a competitive House of Delegates Democratic race in his district.
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