Regardless of who you support in what race, it’s great to see numbers like the ones we’ve seen this week. Here’s the final tally.
In 2012, with two fewer days of early voting and a still new process, Democratic turnout was 48,907, or 2.49%. In 2014, a gubernatorial election year but with current levels of early voting days and centers, turnout more than doubled, to 105,339, or 5.14%. This year, it almost doubled again, to the point where just under 189,000, or over 9%, of registered Democrats voted early. All of the six largest jurisdictions other than Prince Georges performed over the statewide average of 9.05%.