In Howard County, Maryland, the last presidential election saw 70.7% of people voting for Democrats, 26.4% for the Republican Party and the remaining 2.9% for Independents. Since then, the county has seen a surge in Democratic voters, with 10,098 new Democrats added to the voter rolls and 5,372 fewer Republicans. This has resulted in a 4-1 advantage for Democrats in the county council and all but two seats in the county legislative delegation in Annapolis being held by Democrats (the two Republican Party seats are in a subdistrict that encompasses parts of Howard and conservative Carroll County). The death of former County Executive Allan Kittleman came as a surprise to many, despite Howard's more liberal tendencies in recent years.
In the coming months, Ball and Kittleman will discuss their records and their contrasting visions for Howard County. Ball is sure to respond in kind, setting up an epic 14-month rematch between two political heavyweights and experienced public officials who are highly respected in the community. To learn more about federal officials, state officials, cities, school districts, courts and law enforcement initiatives in Howard County, you can use the links provided by Ballotpedia. Election resources such as reports, election results, voter registration forms, publications and legislative scholarships for state and notary public are also available.
Howard County is a great example of how elections can shape a county's political landscape. The 2020 election will be a crucial one for the county as it will decide whether Democrats or Republicans will have control over its future. It is important to stay informed about the candidates and their platforms so that you can make an informed decision when it comes time to vote.