Friday, January 18, 2013
The legislative package also includes bills regarding offshore wind, expansion of early voting and allowing voters to register and vote on the same day.
Calling it his top priority for the 2013 General Assembly session, Gov. Martin O'Malley Friday said he will introduce a set of proposed gun control laws. The bills are part of O'Malley's 25-item agenda that was announced Friday morning. The requests include bills on school safety, repeal of the sunset of the state DNA database program, offshore wind, jobs and expansion of early voting as well as making it possible for voters to register on the same day they vote. But the focus of the news conference was on O'Malley's gun control bills. "Military assault weapons don't just threaten children and they don't just threaten families," O'Malley said. "They also threaten the men and women, that on our behalf, execute search and seizure warrants. …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Here's a look at early voting results in Anne Arundel County.
The results of early voting in Anne Arundel County were announced Tuesday evening. More than 37,000 people took part in early voting prior to Election Day in the county. Democrats including President Barack Obama and Sen. Ben Cardin performed well, but voters also came out strong against an expanded gambling measure. Here's a look at the early voting results in key races. These votes will be combined with Election Day totals, which are expected later Tuesday and Wednesday. U.S. President Barack Obama, Democrat: 22,192 Mitt Romney, Republican: 15,313 U.S. Senator Sen. Ben Cardin, Democrat: 20,250 Daniel Bongino, Republican 12,704 S. Rob Sobhani, Independent: 4,264 Dean Ahmad, Independent: 290 Congress, District 5 Steny Hoyer, Democrat: 2,…
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
To make up for lost time in early voting because of Hurricane Sandy, Gov. Martin O’Malley announced that early voting will take place through Friday with extended hours at the polls.
Early voting will resume Wednesday in Maryland, and polls will be open with extended hours through Friday, Gov. Martin O’Malley announced Tuesday. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to make up for time lost due to Hurricane Sandy. Early voting was cancelled for Monday and Tuesday, and not originally schedule for Friday. Early voting hours were originally 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. “Anyone that’s waiting in line by 9 p.m. will be able to vote,” O’Malley said during a press conference at Maryland Emergency Management Agency’s headquarters in Reisterstown. Early voting will take place in Garrett County as well, where the governor said the state may have to plow roads and resort to backup power sources.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Anne Arundel County's Board of Elections is preparing for a possible power loss at early voting locations throughout the county.
As Hurricane Sandy makes its way toward Maryland, Anne Arundel County's Board of Elections is preparing for a potential power loss at one or all of its early voting locations. "We are preparing today to have portable generators ready to deploy to power a few machines," said Director Joe Torre. "We are lucky; we have five locations in Anne Arundel County, so we can tell them to go to one of the other sites." He said he's hopeful that one or more sites will survive the storm without losing power. The storm, dubbed a "Frankenstorm", slammed Cuba on Thursday, and by Friday morning the death toll was listed at 21 across the Caribbean, according to The Huffington Post. BGE issued a statement on Wednesday for Maryland customers, saying it was …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Early voting in Maryland starts Saturday for the 2012 presidential election.
Early-voting for the Nov. 6 general election starts Saturday and runs through Nov. 1. Early voting centers will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and then from Monday through Thursday. On Sunday, the center will be open from noon to 6 p.m. People wishing to vote early in Annapolis should go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County located at 121 South Villa Ave. Voters who prefer to vote on Election Day can vote on Nov. 6 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at their polling place. The Anne Arundel County Board of Elections recommends that people try to vote between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to avoid long lines. To find your polling place, click here. Voters can also review a sample ballot before going to vote by clicking here. …