Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Polls here close at 8 p.m., but swing states end voting as early as 7 p.m. local time.
Maryland voters have until 8 p.m. to cast their Election 2012 ballots, but voting in other key swing states ends an hour earlier, and exit polling could provide an early indication of whether President Obama or Mitt Romney wins the White House. The earliest key state to watch for is Virginia, where polls close at 7 p.m. Voting ends 30 minutes later in swing states Ohio and North Carolina. At 7 p.m. swing states Florida, Pennslvania and New Hampshire close their polls. The final two swing states, Nevada and Iowa, close at 10 p.m. EST. In Howard County, MD, election officials have said they hope to have results by midnight. For more local news, sign up for the Ellicott City Patch newsletter . Keep the conversation going on Facebook and …
Election 2012 officials provide voter turnout numbers since 4 p.m. in Howard County.
By 4 p.m. Tuesday nearly 78,000 Howard County voters had cast a ballot, according to the Howard County Board of Elections, and that was without numbers from several precincts that hadn’t yet reported their totals. With four hours to go, about 42 percent of registered voters had cast a ballot in Tuesday’s General Election in Howard County. Sign up for the Ellicott City Patch newsletter here and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for instant news updates and community conversations. Board of Elections Director Guy Mickley said Tuesday evening that seven precincts had not yet reported their turnout numbers, but as of the 4 p.m. count, 77,915 Howard County voters had been to the polls. “That’s just in the polls today,” he said; about 16 …
Images from across the country on Election Day 2012 as Barack Obama and Mitt Romney square off in the race for the White House.
Patch editors are uploading photos from polling places across the country. Keep up with the latest dispatches from the field in the photos above or through this link. For local photos, visit the Howard County election gallery and feel free to upload your own!
Monday, November 5, 2012
The General Election is Tuesday. Do you know where to go?
Here's a list of Ellicott City polling places for Tuesday's General Election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. -- as long as you're in line at 8 p.m. you'll be able to cast your ballot. If you are not sure which polling place is yours, visit the Maryland State Board of Elections website where you can type in your address and find the correct location.
Look back through Patch's coverage of the issues that county ahead of the General Election.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Despite a hurricane, Howard County residents took to the polls in large numbers this year.
Cathy Godfrey wanted to vote early. "I'd planned to vote Monday," she said, adding with a laugh, "And Tuesday and Wednesday." But it was Friday by the time she made it to the polls, a day after early voting was supposed to have ended. Early voting was cancelled on Monday and Tuesday -- due Hurricane Sandy -- and not originally schedule for Friday. Godfrey was not the only person who took time out Friday cast a ballot ahead of next week's General Election. In fact, by Friday afternoon, turnout for early voting had already exceeded that of 2010 in 22 of 24 jurisdictions in the state. "It's the convenience factor," Godfrey said as she was leaving the Ellicott City Senior Center. Looking back at the line out the door she added, "Though it…
The polls will stay open later to make up for time lost during Hurricane Sandy.
Today, Friday, Nov. 2, is the last day to participate in early voting before next week’s General Election. Early voting was scheduled to run through 8 p.m. Thursday, but was extended after Hurricane Sandy led officials to keep the polls closed on Monday and Tuesday. Polls will open at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2 and close at 9 p.m. This is the third year that Maryland voters have the opportunity to vote ahead of the General Election. To bring attention to the extended hours, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman will cast his vote Friday at the Florence Bain Senior Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way in Columbia. Voters can also cast their ballots at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road and the Ridgely's Run Community Center, 8400 Mission …