Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Thousands of people proudly voted on Tuesday. Show off your stickers!
It's just a sticker, but it feels good to wear it, doesn't it? All around town, voters proudly walked around with their 'I Voted' stickers clinging to their shirts. We saw seniors sticking them to their sweaters and young kids sticking them to their noses. (Yes, we know the youngsters didn't actually vote, but give them credit for waiting in line patiently with Dad or Mom.) Upload a picture of you or your friends and family members wearing your sticker. Happy Election Day!
From Odenton to Crofton to Severn, voters reported wait times of an hour or more.
Residents of west Anne Arundel County reported long lines at polling centers Tuesday morning, with some prospective voters deciding to come back later in the day. Centers in Odenton, Crofton and Gambrills had packed parking lots, while voters in Severn said they waited more than 90 minutes during the morning rush. At Waugh Chapel Elementary School, voters sat in their cars and waited for voters to exit. One man said he waited about an hour to vote. But then he pointed to a long line near the school's entrance. "This wasn't here when I started," he said. Dave Daughters of Gambrills was found exiting Four Seasons Elementary School at about 10:30 a.m. He hadn't voted. "I have an appointment in Annapolis at 11:30...I can't stay any longer…
History suggests that if President Obama wins Maryland's electoral votes, he'll be getting most of his support from elsewhere in the state.
Barack Obama secured Maryland’s 10 electoral votes on the way to winning the presidency in 2008, but his strongest support in the state was found outside Anne Arundel County. Voters in the county actually supported Republican candidate Sen. John McCain by a narrow margin, with 129,682 votes for McCain and about 125,015 for Obama. A review of the results shows that Obama garnered his strongest support in most of West Anne Arundel County and the Annapolis area, while McCain won the areas of Pasadena, Severna Park and south county. Obama earned very strong support in precincts in Brooklyn Park, Severn and Glen Burnie, but voting was generally split in other parts of north county. The races for congress in 2008 showed different voter …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The congressman is expected to add Crofton to his district if he wins the general election Tuesday.
At various times throughout 30-year career, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-5th District) has represented Crofton. Hoyer will represent Crofton again if voters approve the new redistricting plan, and he took time to speak with business owners and residents in town on Monday. Hoyer is also favored to win re-election against Republican challenger Tony O'Donnell on Tuesday. “I’m just saying hello, and letting them know they’re back in my district,” Hoyer said as he spent time with voters at the Crofton Bowling Centre. Hoyer also stopped by the Crofton Depot carryout and Tomorrow's Treasures quilt shop. He is seeking re-election at a time when President Barack Obama and other Democrats have been under fire for not doing enough to improve the economy…
The congressman will spend the day before the general election chatting with business owners.
Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-5th District) will spend part of Monday visiting local businesses in Crofton. Hoyer, who is seeking re-election, will begin his tour at the Crofton Bowling Centre at noon. He plans to stop at several other Crofton businesses and speak with owners and employees. Hoyer is facing three opponents in the general election on Tuesday, including Republican Tony O'Donnell.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Registered voters can begin voting as early as Oct. 27 at several locations in Anne Arundel County.
- Tim Lemke
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The West County Area Library in Odenton will be one of five facilities open for early voting in the upcoming general election. Voters can cast their ballot as early as Oct. 27 at the library, located at 1325 Annapolis Rd. The polls will be open for early voting from Oct. 27 to Nov. 1. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., except on Sundays, when polls are open from noon to 6 p.m. Residents of Anne Arundel County may vote early at any one of five locations, provided they are registered and eligible to vote. Aside from the West County Area Library, the other early voting centers are: North County Area Library- 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie, 21060 Severna Park Library- 45 McKinsey Rd., Severna Park, 21146 Boys & Girls Club of Annapolis- 121 South Villa…
Monday, October 22, 2012
Here's a look at what's on tap this week in west Anne Arundel County.
Is the election here yet? OK, we've got a couple weeks to go. But in the meantime, check out these events this week, which include a debate viewing party. Presidential Debate Viewing Party When: Monday, 9 p.m. Where: Perry's Restaurant Details: The West County Democrats will gather as Mitt Romney and Barack Obama go at it for the third and final time. Board of Education Meeting When: Wednesday, 7 p.m. Where: 2622 Riva Rd., Annapolis Details: The school board will offer an update on the academic achievement portion of the school system's strategic plan. The board will also vote on the designs for the new Severna Park High School and two other school projects. Arundel Volleyball vs. Severna Park When: Thursday, 6 p.m. Where: Arundel High …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Join the Democrats in Odenton on Monday, as President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney face off again.
The third and final presidential debate will take place Monday night, and the local Democrats will gather to watch. The West County Democratic Club has invited the public to watch the televised debate at Perry's in Odenton following its monthly business meeting. The club will meet to discuss upcoming ballot issues at 7 p.m. and will stick around for the debate at 9 p.m. Members of Maryland's delegation from District 21 will be in attendance, including Sen. Jim Rosapepe and delegates Joseline Pena-Melnyk, Ben Barnes and Barbara Frush. To RSVP to the debate-watching event, call 301-580-6475.