Mail-in ballots are still being counted as many residents participated in mail-in and early voting
Frederick, MD (KB) Crowds were “very light” at voting centers around Frederick County on General Election day on Tuesday. That’s according to Election Director, Stuart Harvey. He says most voters cast their ballots during early voting, sent them by mail, or placed them in drop boxes.
“There’s no question that both the early voting and the mail-in voting far exceeded our turnout from Election Day,” said Harvey.
“It absolutely shifted where our voters came because 60% of our voters either voted by mail or voted in-person during early voting,” he noted.
Harvey says his office will continue counting mail-in ballots — that includes ballots postmarked by November 3rd and those placed in drop boxes on General Election day. He says anything received by November 13th that was postmarked on November 3rd will be counted.
“During early voting and on Election Day, there were a lot of provisional voters and so we will be reviewing those provisional ballots over the next few days and we will actually count those on November 12th,” explained Harvey.
Harvey says more than 28,000 citizens cast ballots on General Election day and over 186,000 people who are registered to vote in Frederick County.