Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Chevy Chase voters clearly supported Obama in the 2012 presidential election, but not quite as strongly as they did in 2008.
How did Chevy Chase voting in the 2012 presidential election compare to voting in the 2008 presidential election? In general, voter turnout percentages in Chevy Chase precincts were higher in 2008 than in 2012, and President Obama won by a few more percentage points in 2008 than in 2012. Here are the numbers broken down by precinct (see precinct locations below table), according to the unofficial 2012 results and official 2008 results published on the Montgomery County Board of Elections website: Voting locations: Read more on how Chevy Chase precincts voted on Chevy Chase Patch.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
See who prevailed in the tight race for the District 2 seat.
Update, 5:30 a.m., Wednesday Rebecca Smondrowski of Gaithersburg appears to have edged out Rockville resident Fred Evans in a close general election race for the District 2 seat on the county's Board of Education. Election night unofficial results from the Montgomery County Board of Elections showed Smondrowski with 117,294 votes (50.59 percent) and Evans, a former Montgomery County Public Schools principal, with 113,642 votes (49.02 percent). When combined with early voting numbers, this gave Smondrowski a total of 149,184 votes compared to Evans' 141,049--a lead of more than 8,000 votes. The unofficial results show board members Phil Kauffman and Christopher Barclay with enough votes to be reelected to their respective at-large and …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Debate continues over the costs, benefits, and potential biases of the program.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
By Carl Straumsheim Capital News Service Early voting in Maryland was meant to make the ballot box more accessible by giving voters additional chances to cast their ballots, but instead, the perceived shortcomings of the program have spawned a debate over costs, benefits and partisan bias. Early voting turnout has been low since its introduction in 2010. Only 2.4 percent of all eligible voters cast their ballots ahead of the April 3 primary election—roughly the same as in 2010. Compared to the 2006 election, total turnout in 2010 stayed flat, with one in two Marylanders voting, though about 6 percent of those voters cast their ballots before Election Day, according to data from the Maryland State Board of Elections. Michael Cain, a …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Maryland's Republican "moderate middle" will matter on Tuesday.
Will former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s lead in Maryland turn into a win in Tuesday’s GOP presidential primary? Romney has a 17-point advantage over former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum in Maryland, according to a poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports on Wednesday. It showed Romney is supported by 45 percent of Maryland Republicans, Santorum by 28 percent, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich by 12 percent and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) by 7 percent. Even though officials aren’t predicting a high turnout in Maryland on Tuesday, it is expected to be an important day in the presidential race, when the “moderate middle of the Maryland GOP will be relevant,” according to The Washington Post. “There are more of us in this state than in others, …
Monday, April 2, 2012
Know where to go for the April 3 primary election.
Polls will be open in Montgomery County on primary election day (April 3, 2012) from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. In Chevy Chase, the following locations will serve as polling places: To find out which location is yours, use the search tool on the Maryland State Board of Elections' website. Sample Republican, Democratic and non-partisan Montgomery County ballots are also available for viewing on the state elections board website. The only non-partisan positions listed on the Montgomery County ballot on April 3 are the position of at-large member of the county school board and the position of county school board, second district, representative.
Tuesday, April 3, is primary election day in Maryland.
Tuesday, April 3, is the last chance to vote in the primary presidential election of 2012 in Maryland. Polls will be open in Montgomery County on Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. In Chevy Chase, the following locations will serve as polling places: To find out which location is yours, use the search tool on the Maryland State Board of Elections' website.
Head to the polls to vote for at-large candidates along with representatives for District 2.
Across the nation, voters may be focusing on the Republican presidential primary, but Montgomery County residents can focus on the education of their children by casting a vote for their school board representatives. This year, one of the at-large seats and seats in Districts 2 and 4 are up for grabs. The District 4 seat will be decided in November, with Christopher Barclay and Annita Seckinger vying for the position. Seven residents serve on the Board of Education at all times—two at-large members and five members representing geographical districts. Members are elected to four-year terms. With a population of over 207,000, District 2 serves the Winston Churchill and Richard Montgomery clusters, along with parts of Northwest, Quince …