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GENERAL ELECTION RETURNS

GENERAL ELECTION
NOVEMBER 4, 2008


CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

Question 1:
EARLY VOTING; POLLING PLACES; ABSENTEE BALLOTS
(
Chapter 513, Acts of 2007)

(Amends Article I, secs. 1 and 3)

Authorizes the General Assembly to enact legislation to allow qualified voters to vote at polling places inside or outside of their election districts or wards and to vote up to two weeks before an election. This amendment also authorizes the General Assembly to enact legislation to allow absentee voting by qualified voters who choose to vote by absentee ballot, in addition to voters who are absent at the time of the election or who are unable to vote personally.

For* Against
Allegany Co. 15,934 9,866
Anne Arundel Co. 156,721 90,919
Baltimore City 174,792 31,160
Baltimore Co. 236,650 119,763
Calvert Co. 28,091 13,727
Caroline Co. 6,851 4,960
Carroll Co. 41,609 37,198
Cecil Co. 24,405 15,765
Charles Co. 49,465 15,117
Dorchester Co. 7,997 5,183
Frederick Co. 71,101 34,712
Garrett Co. 6,772 4,790
Harford Co. 67,415 51,181
Howard Co. 98,712 40,749
Kent Co. 5,585 3,623
Montgomery Co. 325,186 80,041
Prince George's Co. 303,637 34,243
Queen Anne's Co. 12,687 9,827
St. Mary's Co. 28,170 13,767
Somerset Co. 5,841 3,046
Talbot Co. 11,439 7,785
Washington Co. 36,219 20,985
Wicomico Co. 24,877 12,446
Worcester Co. 15,262 9,791
TOTAL 1,755,418 670,644
% of Total 72.36% 27.64%


Question 2:
AUTHORIZING VIDEO LOTTERY TERMINALS (SLOT MACHINES) TO FUND EDUCATION
(Chapter 5, Acts of 2007 Special Session)

(Adds new Article XIX)

Authorizes the State to issue up to five video lottery licenses for the primary purpose of raising revenue for education of children in public schools, prekindergarten through grade 12, public school construction and improvements, and construction of capital projects at community colleges and higher education institutions. No more than a total number of 15,000 video lottery terminals may be authorized in the State, and only one license may be issued for each specified location in Anne Arundel, Cecil, Worcester, and Allegany Counties, and Baltimore City. Any additional forms or expansion of commercial gaming in Maryland is prohibited, unless approved by a voter referendum.

For* Against
Allegany Co. 18,152 10,537
Anne Arundel Co. 149,604 103,814
Baltimore City 137,612 95,429
Baltimore Co. 217,182 152,221
Calvert Co. 26,905 15,826
Caroline Co. 8,052 4,766
Carroll Co. 49,030 34,279
Cecil Co. 25,897 15,676
Charles Co. 43,615 24,683
Dorchester Co. 8,705 5,555
Frederick Co. 67,206 40,725
Garrett Co. 6,306 6,094
Harford Co. 74,248 46,806
Howard Co. 80,626 60,593
Kent Co. 5,835 3,715
Montgomery Co. 215,992 196,366
Prince George's Co. 209,604 143,005
Queen Anne's Co. 14,345 9,121
St. Mary's Co. 26,998 15,884
Somerset Co. 5,959 3,251
Talbot Co. 10,116 9,558
Washington Co. 38,986 19,707
Wicomico Co. 26,292 13,286
Worcester Co. 14,706 11,967
TOTAL 1,481,973 1,042,864
% of Total 58.70% 41.30%

Source: State Board of Elections

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