Low Number of Voters Cast Primary Ballots
Early reports indicate local turnout was low for Tuesday's primary elections.
It's an interesting experience to walk into a polling place and see more election judges than voters in the room, but that was the case on Tuesday for many voters in Annapolis and throughout Anne Arundel County.
Linda Lamone, the administrator of the Maryland State Board of Elections, predicted that 25 percent of the electorate would participate in the presidential primary, according to The Baltimore Sun. The article stated that by 11:45 a.m. turnout was 2 percent in Anne Arundel County.
Patch visited Annapolis High School and Rolling Knolls Elementary and saw only a handful of voters trickling in to cast ballots. Election judges said they were hopeful that more voters would show up later in the day.
Polls closed at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Tell us in the comments if you voted and what your experience was like.