General election Early voting exceeds primary total
Friday was the first day of a weeklong early voting period -- and people seem much more enthusiastic than they did during the primaries.
Both Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley and Republican former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. stormed the state Saturday to get out the early vote.
The State Board of Elections reported that 32,000 people voted Friday. On Day One of primary early voting, merely 14,000 came out. In total, 77,000 people voted early in either the Democratic or Republican primary. As of Tuesday morning, more than 95,200 statewide had cast early votes for the general election, according to State Board of Elections figures.
Friday's numbers showed that twice as many Democrats as Republicans voted. That tracks from the primary early voting turnout. Prince George's County, a Democratic stronghold, has notched the highest turnout, with more than 15,800 casting ballots, the elections board reported.
The early voting centers are open to registered voters from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Thursday. Check here for details.
Tallies from each day of early voting won't be made public until after the polls close on Election Day, Nov. 2.