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MD Voter Turnout Lowest In 32 Years

April 6th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

Voter turnout for the presidential primary Tuesday was Maryland's lowest in at least 32 years. About 21 percent of registered voters cast a ballot Tuesday, according to early tallies from the Maryland Board of Elections. That figure does not include absentee and provisional ballots, which may push up the final total, but officials said turnout won't reach 25 percent. That is the previous record low — set in 1996 — in the 32 years for which statewide records are available. Turnout was slightly better in Allegany with nearly 27% of the registered voters turning out. Maryland U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, who easily won the democratic primary with 74% of the vote, said that he expects interest to be much greater in the November General Election…

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