Early Voting High in Washington D.C.'s Maryland Suburbs

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Early voting in Maryland has been strong, according to news reports such as the one WTTG Fox 5 released on Monday.

Though early voting first began in the state two years ago, voting was three times higher in Montgomery County for the 2012 presidential elections than they were in 2010. This season, Democrats have also out-voted Republicans three-to-one using early polling, according to the Baltimore Post-Examiner.

Here's a closer by-the-numbers look at some of the early, unofficial voting information currently available from the State Board of Elections.

430,000: Nearly half a million Marylanders had voted by Monday morning, with 430,000 early voters reporting to polls.

287,057: Turnout among Democrats was much higher than Republicans and Democrats, with 287,057 Democrats casting their ballot. 89,393 Republicans voted, and 49,773 unaffiliated ballots were cast.

13,051: Voting in D.C.'s neighboring counties was highest among Maryland voters, with 13,051 votes cast in Montgomery and 11,151 in Prince Georges' Counties.

5: Due to their large populations, both counties each had five voting locations, while apart from Howard, Anne Arundel, and Baltimore Counties and the city of Baltimore, most rural counties had one voting locations.

18,261: The Germantown Recreation Center was one of the most heavily trafficked voting locations among early voters, with 18,261 votes cast there.

17,220: Silver Spring saw the next largest traffic, with 17,220 voters casting their ballot early.

1/3: According to WTTG Fox 5, one third of Montgomery County voters have cast their ballot.

15,312: Voting was also high in Prince George's County, where 15,312 votes were cast at the Oxon Hill Library, 14,700 at the Wayne K. Curry Sports and Learning Center in Landover, 13,862 votes in Upper Marlboro and 13,834 at the Bowie Library.

64,762: turnout for the 7th congressional district was highest at 64,762 votes cast. It was followed by district 5 at 58,221 votes and district 4 with 56,769 votes.

Shawn Humphrey is a former contributor to The Flint Journal and lives near Washington D.C. in Germantown, Maryland.

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