Md. voter turnout lowest on record
Despite six days of early voting opportunities, voter turnout in Maryland's primary appears to have been the lowest on record.
The Maryland State Board of Elections Thursday reported unofficial polling place turnout to be about 24 percent.
The board said turnout was 21.6 percent on Election Day. Only 2.4 percent of voters cast ballots in early voting, which took place in Maryland for the first time. The turnout numbers do not include provisional or absentee voters.
Montgomery County had the lowest turnout with only 18 percent. Garrett County in western Maryland had the highest percentage turnout with nearly 40 percent.
The lowest previous turnout was in the 1996 primary, when 25 percent of registered voters came to the polls. The board's turnout records go back to 1982.
-- Associated Press
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