Due to the dangers of Hurricane Sandy, early voting locations were closed Monday and Tuesday -- but Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has now extended the early voting period through Friday for the entire state.
During the two days that early voting locations were open, prior to Hurricane Sandy's arrival, 43,629 voters took advantage in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties.
According to data from the Maryland State Board of Elections 23,509 of the 616,016 eligible people voted early on October 27 and 28. Of those voters, 16,183 were registered Democrats, 2,821 Republican, 3,753 unaffiliated and the rest split between the Green, Libertarian and “Other” parties. Females so far are outpacing their male early voter counterparts, 13,892 to 9,607 (the remaining 10 were not specifically categorized in the data.)
Prince George’s County
The State Board of Elections data show similar numbers in PG County. Of the 568,617 eligible people, 20,120 have taken advantage of early voting. Of those voters, 18,037 were registered Democrats, 606 were Republican, 1,141 unaffiliated and the rest from Green, Libertarian or “Other” parties. Females again seem to vote early more often than males, 13,156 to 6,942 (the remaining 22 were not specifically categorized in the data.)