Primary Election Day in Maryland has come and gone with many voters apparently saving their strength for November.
While there was one high profile race, the larger story of the day was the voter turnout for the primary. The lack of buzz surrounding the races led to low turnouts at the polls. Campaign workers at Jesse B. Mason School in Temple Hills seemed disappointed in the low turnout.
“It’s been kind of slow today,” Dist. 6 Board of Education member Carolyn Boston, who was out supporting Henry P. Armwood’s school board re-election campaign, told the AFRO at 6 p.m.. “The last number we heard was 200, but that was at about 3 p.m.”
Boston’s concern was reflected in the real numbers as 14.6 percent of the 504,377 registered voters in Prince George’s showed up to vote. In 2008, when President Obama was running for election, 49 percent of the then 379,023 registered voters went to the polls.
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