More citizens turned out to cast their ballots early during the primary since the state began the practice of early voting in 2010.
During early voting in the 2014 primary, the Maryland Board of Elections reported that 141,590 people, or 4.17 percent of those eligible, cast their ballots.
Here's the data from primaries in previous years, from the Maryland Board of Elections:
- 77,288—or 2.44 percent of eligible voters—voted early in 2010
- 76,124—or 2.4 percent of eligible voters—voted early in 2012
This year Kent and Talbot counties had the highest percentage of eligible voters turn out early, according to the Maryland Board of Elections, which reported 7.79 and 10.16 percent cast their ballots in those jurisdictions, respectively.
In sheer numbers, the most voters came from the following jurisdictions, according to the board:
- Baltimore County—22,285 (or 5.23 percent of eligible voters)
- Prince George's County—21,959 (or 4.31 percent)
- Montgomery County—18,871 (or 2.99 percent)
- Baltimore City—15,884 (or 4.88 percent)
- Anne Arundel County—14,935 (or 5.54 percent)
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