Second Canvassing Of Absentee Ballots Takes Place On Friday

One Frederick County Board of Education race still too close to call.



Frederick, Md (KM) The 8th and final slot for the general election ballot for the Frederick County Board of Education is  still too close to call. But following Thursday’s provisional ballot count, Election Director Stuart Harvey says the margin between Kim Williams and Maria Fischer-Wyrick has widened a bit. However,  Williams still remains in the lead. “Maris Fischer-Wyrick now stands 5,028 votes, and Kim Williams stands at 5,056 votes. The margin was 17. It’s now 28,” he says.

Harvey says the other results from the Primary on Tuesday, June 26th still remain the same following the provisional ballot count on Thursday.

A second absentee ballot canvass will take place on Friday, July 6th beginning at 10:00 AM. “If they are postmarked or were received by our office by no later than June 26th, then they will be counted,” says Harvey. “If they’ve  got a postmark that’s later, or we received them too late–in other words, if we received them after tomorrow {Fri}–then they’re going to be too late, and they will not be counted.”

He says the Board of Elections will counting about 350 absentee ballots. After the count, the results from the Primary Election are expected to be certified.

Whoever wins 8th place in the Board of Education race, she will join Brad Young, Karen Yoho, Jay Mason, Liz Barrett, Camden Raynor and Cindy Rose on the ballot in November.


By Kevin McManus