Montgomery County officials still counting general election ballots

County has about 22,000 ballots left to count

Updated election results align with early returns

| Published:

Tables with privacy screens are set up and ready for voters at the Gaithersburg Activity Center on Election Day.

File photo

With about 22,000 ballots left to count, Montgomery County is getting closer to certifying its election results.

As of Wednesday, the county’s Board of Elections had counted 324,882 mail-in ballots, with 22,598 left to count, according to data released by the state.

Board of Elections spokesman Gilberto Zelaya said the county hopes to certify results the first week of December.

Certification will likely come after the school board swears in its new and returning members on Dec. 1.

Lynne Harris is expected to win the race for the at-large seat, vacated by Jeanette Dixon. Harris leads with 51.5% of the votes over Sunil Dasgupta, who has 47.4%.

Harris’ lead is about 16,700 votes. Dasgupta has congratulated her on social media for her win.

In the District 2 race, incumbent Rebecca Smondrowski will win. She has 133,000 more votes than her challenger, Michael Fryar. Smondrowski has secured 59.1% of the total votes, compared to Fryar’s 40.1%.

In District 4, incumbent Shebra Evans has also won comfortably.
Evans has secured 262,124 (66.7%) votes, compared to her challenger, Steve Solomon, who has 128,790 (32.8%) votes.

Full local election results, as of 4:30 p.m. Friday:

President – Montgomery County vote totals
• Donald J. Trump: 97,037
• Joe Biden: 400,615
• Jo Jorgensen: 4,041
• Howie Gresham Hawkins: 2,876
• Jerome M. Segal: 1,327
(25 people filed to be eligible for write-in votes)

U.S. Congress, District 3 (one winner)
• John Sarbanes: 257,037
• Charles Anthony: 111,066

U.S. Congress, District 6 (one winner)
• David J. Trone: 209,540
• Neil C. Parrott: 141,881
• George Gluck: 6,726
(Jason Herrick filed to be eligible for write-in votes)

U.S. Congress, District 8 (one winner)
• Jamie Raskin: 265,263
• Gregory Thomas Coll: 125,102
(Lih Young filed to be eligible for write-in votes)

Montgomery County Circuit Court judge (four seats)
• Bibi M. Berry: 325,677
• David A. Boynton: 292,946
• Michael Joseph McAuliffe: 289,165
• Christopher C. Fogleman: 279,933
• Marylin Pierre: 205,455
(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: 384,908
• No: 41,093

Judge of Maryland Court of Special Appeals, At Large
E. Gregory Wells, for continuance in office
• Yes: 370,183
• No: 48,315

Judge of Maryland Court of Special Appeals, District 7
Steven B. Gould, for continuance in office
• Yes: 352,414
• No: 56,749

Montgomery County Board of Education, At Large (one winner)
• Lynne Harris: 211,942
• Sunil Dasgupta: 195,226

Montgomery County Board of Education, District 2 (one winner)
• Rebecca Smondrowski: 230,128
• Michael Fryar: 156,178

Montgomery County Board of Education, District 4 (one winner)
• Shebra Evans: 262,124
• Steve Solomon: 128,790

Montgomery County Question A (limit tax-rate increases)
• For: 286,985
• Against: 172,453

Montgomery County Question B (prohibit override of property-tax limit)
• For: 194,907
• Against: 261,879

Montgomery County Question C (increase County Council to 11 seats)
• For: 284,679
• Against: 172,930

Montgomery County Question D (change County Council to 9 district seats)
• For: 192,306
• Against: 262,924

Maryland Question 1 (change state budget process)
• For: 2,004,032
• Against: 682,148

Maryland Question 2 (allow sports and event wagering)
• For: 1,876,278
• Against: 923,942

Back to Bethesda Beat >>

Leading Professionals »

Newsletters

* indicates required

Dining Guide