I don’t know if Scott is busy “12 Angry Men’ing” this morning – so there might be two blog posts tracking Howard County Early Voting patterns.
Through 5 days (through 10/29/18), 12.97% of HoCo voters have cast their ballots via Early Voting. So the Over/Under of 20% through 8 days sounds about right.
The party composition numbers are largely holding from yesterday. 61% of those who early voted are registered Democrats. The GOP % ticked up very slightly to 22.3%. The Unaffiliateds comprise 15.5% of the EV electorate while the Others account for the remaining 1.2%.
These numbers are still favorable for Democratic/progressive candidates.
At the Councilmanic district level, 15% of District One RV’s have early voted, followed by 14.69% in District Four. At this rate, the EV tally for District One might end up close to 25%.
At the state legislative level, the EV percentage for 9B stands at 17.36%. The next closest in the state is 37B, over on the Eastern Shore, at 14.43%.
The Howard County portion of District 12 (14.41%) is also registering high turnout numbers. Compare that to District 13 (10.61%) and the part of D9A that is in HoCo (13.22%).