In the last mayoral primary held in 2011, 23 percent of Baltimore City’s registered voters cast ballots, according to Baltimore City Elections Board. The results marked the lowest voter turnout in Baltimore City history.
In the last gubernatorial election in 2014, just 35 percent of Baltimore City registered voters cast ballots, representing the lowest turnout in the state when compared to 23 counties, according to data from the Maryland Board of Elections.
These are appallingly low numbers. The results demonstrate that a few hundred votes may decide the fate of our city. In the 2011 election Rawlings-Blake won by a landslide, but collected just 38,829 votes out of roughly 300,000 registered voters in Baltimore City.
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- April 5, 2016, for the Presidential Primary Election. You have until 9:00pm to submit your application online.
- October 16, 2016, for the Presidential General Election. You have until 9:00pm to submit your application online.
Other Key Deadlines:
- February 3, 2016 – Candidate Filing Deadline
- April 14-21, 2016 – Early Voting Period, Primary Election
- April 26, 2016 – PRIMARY ELECTION DAY
- October 27-November 3, 2016 – Early Voting Period, General Election
- November 8, 2016 – GENERAL ELECTION DAY