Maryland

Local polling place reports low voter turnout at the start of Primary Election Day

MD Primary Election Day Voter Turnout

WICOMICO COUNTY, Md. - It's been a primary plagued by several issues, but on Tuesday Maryland voters headed to the polls to cast their ballots and decide which candidates will move on to the general election in November.

47 ABC's Brooke Butler stopped by the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center to see how voter turnout looked, at the halfway point on Tuesday.

Jason Miller, the Chief Judge at that polling location, says they have 3,114 people registered to that precinct. By noon, Miller says they saw about 103 voters, which is about a 3 percent turnout.

Miller tells 47 ABC that he usually sees a line during the morning rush before work, but they did not see a line on Tuesday morning. He also expects to see a rush around lunch time, and then again after work hours between 4 PM to 6 PM

Some residents might be concerned about Maryland's voter glitch. About 80,000 residents were accidentally registered to the wrong polling place, meaning they've had to fill out provisional ballots.

Miller tells 47 ABC that he has not seen any issues with people affected by the voter glitch. He adds that if someone does have that issue, polling places are ready to help and they have provisional ballots.

Maryland polling places are open Tuesday, June 26 from 6 AM to 8 PM.

To find your polling place, go to VoterServices.Elections.Maryland.gov.


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