2020 | Government

Board of Elections finishes counting ballots, will certify results in December

Local turnout up 6 percentage points from 2016

Ballots from the June primary.

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Officials this week finished counting Montgomery County voters’ ballots for the recent general election and plan to certify results in December.

About 79.5% of eligible voters cast ballots in the election, according to the Montgomery County Board of Elections. In 2016, the county’s turnout was 73.6%.

Canvassers finished counting ballots on Monday and conducted an audit this week before final certification next week.

The vote totals include mail-in ballots, provisional ballots, and votes cast in person on Election Day or during the early-voting period.

According to local data, 377,889 Montgomery County residents requested mail-in ballots, and 348,255 ballots were returned to the Board of Elections, for a 92% return rate.

Full election results (before certification) are:

President – Montgomery County vote totals
• Donald J. Trump: 101,222
• Joe Biden: 419,569
• Jo Jorgensen: 4,247
• Howie Gresham Hawkins: 3,091
• Jerome M. Segal: 1,440
(25 people filed to be eligible for write-in votes)

U.S. Congress, District 3 (one winner)
• John Sarbanes: 260,358
• Charles Anthony: 112,117

U.S. Congress, District 6 (one winner)
• David J. Trone: 215,540
• Neil C. Parrott: 143,599
• George Gluck: 6,893
(Jason Herrick filed to be eligible for write-in votes)

U.S. Congress, District 8 (one winner)
• Jamie Raskin: 274,716
• Gregory Thomas Coll: 127,157
(Lih Young filed to be eligible for write-in votes)

Montgomery County Circuit Court judge (four seats)
• Bibi M. Berry: 339,100
• David A. Boynton: 304,893
• Michael Joseph McAuliffe: 300,773
• Christopher C. Fogleman: 291,224
• Marylin Pierre: 215,099
(Thomas P. Johnson III filed to be eligible for write-in votes)

Judge of Maryland Court of Appeals
Mary Ellen Barbera, for continuance in office
• Yes: 401,403
• No: 43,344

Judge of Maryland Court of Special Appeals, At Large
E. Gregory Wells, for continuance in office
• Yes: 386,150
• No: 51,258

Judge of Maryland Court of Special Appeals, District 7
Steven B. Gould, for continuance in office
• Yes: 367,243
• No: 59,899

Montgomery County Board of Education, At Large (one winner)
• Lynne Harris: 221,533
• Sunil Dasgupta: 203,639

Montgomery County Board of Education, District 2 (one winner)
• Rebecca Smondrowski: 240,474
• Michael Fryar: 162,846

Montgomery County Board of Education, District 4 (one winner)
• Shebra Evans: 273,241
• Steve Solomon: 134,748

Montgomery County Question A (limit tax-rate increases)
• For: 299,720
• Against: 179,512

Montgomery County Question B (prohibit override of property-tax limit)
• For: 204,163
• Against: 272,277

Montgomery County Question C (increase County Council to 11 seats)
• For: 298,167
• Against: 179,196

Montgomery County Question D (change County Council to 9 district seats)
• For: 201,737
• Against: 273,112

Maryland Question 1 — Maryland vote totals (change state budget process)
• For: 2,033,605
• Against: 689,975

Maryland Question 2 — Maryland vote totals (allow sports and event wagering)
• For: 1,904,098
• Against: 934,950