Did you vote on Tuesday?
If not, why not?
In Baltimore County, just under 13 percent of voters turned out for Tuesday's election, which was similar to the percentage of voters in Maryland.
At Catonsville precincts, turnout ranged from 15 percent at to 33 percent at .Precinct Registered voters Cards Cast Percent turnout Woodbridge Elementary gym 1449 277 19.1 Woodbridge Elementary cafeteria 2488 484 19.45 Johnnycake Elementary 3025 453 14.98 Westowne Elementary gym 2762 348 12.6 Westowne Elementary cafeteria 1296 193 14.89 Banneker Community Center 2257 391 17.32 Hillcrest Elementary School cafeteria 2318 369 15.92 Hillcrest Elementary School gym 2209 382 17.29 Catonsville Middle 2571 484 18.83 Catonsville High 2049 298 14.54 Western Tech 2266 359 15.84 Charlestown 2099 703 33.49 St. Paul Lutheran Church 1867 372 19.93 Edmondson Heights Elementary 3023 491 16.24
Some Catonsville residents Tuesday they felt like their vote mattered more because the Republican contest was still ongoing.
Maryland’s 2008 presidential primary was held in February. Previous primaries were held in March.
The early April date, and , some opined. Election fatigue due to intense media coverage of a protracted presidential primary season and redistricting, leading to a lack of familiarity with candidates for some voters, also could have played a part.
So what about you? Did you vote? Why or why not? Were you out of town or just “checked out” while the kids were on spring break? Have you had enough of debates and political talking heads on the television?
Why do you think voter turnout was so low?
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