GE 2014 Polling Place

Montgomery Voter Turnout Third Worst in the State

UPDATED – Montgomery County’s registered voters were the third worst in the state when it came to turning up at the polls or voting early in the General Election, according to the State’s Board of Elections website.B1m9VhQCEAAPUhH

The county tallied 38.92 percent of the registered voters who actually voted, according to the unofficial results. That’s behind Prince George’s County, at 38.03 percent and Baltimore City at 35.57 percent.

The average turnout statewide, according to the website, was 44.72 percent. Winning the race to get voters to show up was Kent County where 58.91 percent of eligible voters there cast their vote. Other Eastern Shore counties including Talbot (56.70 percent) and Queen Anne’s (57.01 percent) were tops in the state.

Democrats in Montgomery did slightly better than Republicans casting their votes in early voting. Here, almost 7 percent of Democrats and 5 percent of Republicans who were eligible to vote did so, according to the state’s unofficial results. Statewide both parties posted about 9 percent of their registered voters participating in early voting.

Krista Brick

About Krista Brick

Krista Brick is a multi-media journalist with Montgomery Community Media.


One Response to “Montgomery Voter Turnout Third Worst in the State”

  1. On November 5, 2014 at 4:07 pm responded with... #

    The results by party are just for early voting aren’t they? You can have party turnout rates of less than 10 per cent and have an overall turnout of 38 plus per cent.

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