Strong Early Voting Turnout on Lower Shore

Oct 26, 2018

Credit Don Rush

Early voting begun yesterday and local officials say turnout has been strong.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports…that line were already forming in Salisbury and Berlin.

By 10 a.m. Wicomico County elections director Anthony Gutierrez told the paper 73 people were already in line to vote.

Similar scenes played out in Somerset and Worcester counties with more than 200 showing up by noon at the office in Princess Anne.

The most closely watched races include state Senator Jim Mathias who is fending off challenge by GOP Delegate Mary Beth Carozza in a predominant Republican district.

In addition, Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver is fighting off a challenge by independent candidate Jack Heath who is president of the Salisbury City Council.

Some are also looking Maryland’s first district where Republican incumbent Andy Harris is being challenged by Democratic newcomer Jesse Colvin.