According to the Howard County Board of Elections, about 34,800 Howard County residents turned out to vote in Tuesday's primary election in which 15 candidates were vying for six slots in the Board of Education (BOE) General Election.
One of the most surprising results was that incumbent Allen Dyer did not make it to the next round.
By 8 a.m. Wednesday, the top vote-getters, with 97 percent of precincts reporting, were:
- (Incumbent) Janet Siddiqui: 38.96 percent
- Ann De Lacy: 27.94 percent
- (Incumbent) Ellen Flynn Giles: 25.28 percent
- Jackie Scott: 24.33 percent
- David Gertler: 24.2 percent
- Bob Ballinger: 20.7 percent
Dyer, who has sued the board several times over what he calls its lack of transparency, did not garner enough votes to make it to the ballot in November to vie for one of three BOE seats.