More Canvassing Of Ballots On Wednesday By The Frederick Board Of Elections

The count will continue on Thursday.

Frederick County Board of Elections

Frederick, Md (KM) The Frederick County Board of Elections on Wednesday continued it counting of the ballots from the 2022 election,. This time, it was the provisional ballots as well as more mail-in ballots.

In the County Executive race, Republican Michael Hough leads with 50,865 votes overĀ  Democrat Jessica Fitzwater’s 49,337.

For the two at-large Council seats, Democrats Brad Young and Renee Knapp are one and two respectively. Young has 50,315 votes and Knapp has 46,493. Incumbent Republican Phil Dacey comes in number three with 45,464 votes, and former Councilman Tony Chmelik is number four with 45,044 votes. Dacey has conceded defeat.

Incumbent Democratic Councilman Jerry Donald leads Republican challenger John Distel in the District One contest by 651 votes.

For the four open slots on the Board of Education, incumbent Karen Yoho is out in front with 43,030 votes. She’s followed by Rae Gallagher with 42,744 votes Nancy Allen comes in third with 41,69 votes and Dean Rose is fourth with 41,630. If these numbers hold, all four will take seats on the Board of Education. .

The Board of Elections will resume canvassing on Thursday morning beginning at 8:30 at 340A Montevue Lane. . The canvassing is open to the public.

By Kevin McManus