Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Many polls have seen waits of more than an hour for much of the day.
Voter turnout in Montgomery County has been so strong that election officials say results will likely come later than expected Tuesday night. The Montgomery County Board of Election's schedule had called for the first batch of results to go live on its Website — www.777vote.org — at 9:20 p.m., followed by updates every 20 minutes until midnight. But given the long lines seen throughout the day, elections spokeswoman Marjorie Roher said she expects most of the county's nearly 250 polling sites to stay open well past their appointed 8 p.m. closing time. “If they’re in line, they can vote," Roher said. "So my guess is that we won’t start shutting down the equipment in a lot of the precincts until closer to 9, which means the results will be …
Chevy Chase residents talk about the issues important to them in Tuesday's election.
Voters in Chevy Chase didn't let a little cold morning air keep them from voting on Nov. 6. Despite below-average temperatures for Election Day, there were long lines at many of the polling locations well before 7 a.m., when doors opened, precinct chairs reported to Patch. Top concerns for Chevy Chase voters were the referendum questions on expanded gambling, same-sex marriage and the "Dream Act" in Maryland, as well as the selection of the president. Watch the videos to learn more about what candidates and referendum questions were important to Chevy Chase residents on Election Day 2012. Get daily and breaking news email updates from Chevy Chase Patch by signing up for newsletters here. For instant updates on news in Chevy Chase, follow …
Maryland's Patch editors bring live coverage of Election Day 2012 to your fingertips.
Patch has editors on the ground in dozens of communities around Maryland today, bringing you live coverage of Election Day 2012. Join the conversation above starting at 9 a.m. The chat window will aggregate Twitter posts from our Patch team and other Twitter users we thought you may find interesting on Election Day. Basically, you can follow everything election related right here—from the county and state ballot questions to the presidential election. Here are a few stories to get you started—we'll be updating this list throughout the day, too. For more updates, follow Maryland Patch teams on Facebook.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
As the high-stakes campaign hits its home stretch, a pair of polls suggest Question 7 could be a losing bet.
Maryland’s casino industry has made a high-profile addition to its roster of supporters after the Washington Redskins came out in favor of a ballot initiative to expand in-state gambling. The NFL team—which is based in Northern Virginia but plays its home games at FedEx Field in Prince George’s County—is calling on its Maryland fans to vote yes on Question 7 when they head to the polls next month. The hotly contested ballot measure would open Maryland’s five casinos to table games such as poker and roulette, add a sixth mega-casino—potentially in Prince George’s—and allow more than 1,000 new video lottery terminals statewide. Question 7’s ultra-expensive advertising campaign—the Baltimore Sun pegs it at $25 million spent so far—has …