Just like during the primaries, The Dagger will be bringing you updates from around the polling locations all day long. Feel free to share your views about this historic day or any irregularities you have found in our comments section.
Keep checking back here for updates all day long…
Bob Ehrlich’s Election Eve List of Supported Harford Candidates
Part of Bob Ehrlich’s success as our next Governor depends on local elected officials and the General Assembly! As you head to the polls on Tuesday, November 2nd, remember to vote for these Bob Ehrlich supported candidates in local and state races in Harford County –
David Craig – Harford County Executive
Jeff Gahler – Harford County Sheriff
Derek Hopkins – Register of Wills
Jim Reilly – Clerk of the Court
Joseph Cassilly – State’s Attorney
Billy Boniface – County Council President
Yvonne Baldwin – County Council District A
Joe Woods – County Council District B
James McMahan – County Council District C
Chad Shrodes – County Council District D
Richard Slutzky – County Council District E
Sherly Davis-Kohl – County Council District F
JB Jennings – State Senate
Rick Impallaria – State Delegate
Pat McDonough – State Delegate
Kathy Szeliga – State Delegate
Nancy Jacobs – State Senate
Glen Glass – State Delegate
Patrick McGrady – State Delegate
Barry Glassman – State Senate
Susan McComas – State Delegate (35B)
Wayne Norman – State Delegate (35A)
Donna Stifler – State Delegate (35A)
11:09 a.m. – Ehrlich and his Lt. Gov. runningmate Mary Kane will visit the “Victory Phone Bank” in Bel Air in just a few hours.
Governor Ehrlich and Mary Kane are scheduled to visit the Victory Phone Bank, 118 S. Main St., Bel Air tomorrow (Election Day) at 1:30.
Governor Ehrlich is making this trip to thank all of the volunteers in Harford County for all of their hard work as well as emphasize the Get out the vote effort.
As Governor Ehrlich said, “if there is one thing that you can do now, it is help get folks out to vote, and phone calls are the most effective way to do this”.
The phone center will be open all day starting at 9am.
11:23 a.m. – Harford County Board of Education District A candidate Bob Frisch has a big sign outside the polling place at Edgewood Recreation Center. This photo was sent by a Dagger reader who commented “Does size matter? We’ll see…”
11:30 a.m. – Election Day Update from Del. James:
Election Day has arrived! The polls are open from 7am-8pm. If you are still unsure where your polling place is click here to find out. I hope all of you that did not vote early will vote today.
The primary in this race was decided by just 53 votes. Every single vote will count and it is important to have your voice heard.
Election results will be posted on the State Board of Elections website tomorrow night. For those that are interested, click here. I look forward to sharing the election results with you on Wednesday.
I am proud of the positive campaign I have run and hope that I have earned your support. I know we have all grown tired of the negative commercials and mail and I am glad that I did not spread lies and deception about the other candidates in this race. I do not run negative campaigns because I believe that the best way to earn your support is to share with you my vision for our future, not to discredit the accomplishments of others or to spread lies and deceit.
I have worked hard to ensure that Harford and Cecil Counties get their fair share of State funds and State support and believe that moving forward we can continue to make this community the best place it can be. We have a lot of opportunities ahead of us and I look forward to working in partnership with you as we move forward.
I would appreciate your vote when you go to the polls today. Every Vote Counts.
11:38 a.m. – Sen. Nancy Jacobs will be watching the election returns, and possibly celebrating, tonight in Edgewood:
PLEASE JOIN US FOR AN ELECTION NIGHT CELEBRATION AT THE VENETIAN PALACE IN EDGEWOOD.
On Tuesday, November 2, beginning after 8:00 pm, Nancy’s friends and supporters will be joining her for the evening to watch the returns and celebrate the conclusion of a tough campaign season.
Lots of great food. Cash bar. Great friends.
We’ll be gathering at the Venetian Palace in Edgewood.
It’s at the intersection of Pulaski Highway and Treetop Drive near the old Giant shopping center in Edgewood.
1901 Treetop Drive
Edgewood, MD, 21040
Phone: (410) 679-2330
CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS
Thank you for your time and your support. I hope to see you on Tuesday night!
Hope to see you there!
God bless you.
Senator Nancy Jacobs
Senate Minority Whip
Harford and Cecil County
11:45 a.m. – Art Helton will be monitoring election returns at the Democratic Party headquarters in Havre de Grace:
On Election Night, we will be taking the vote returns at Democratic Party Headquarters, 2000 block of Pulaski Hwy, next to Bill Bateman’s, in Havre de Grace. Stop by after the polls close at 8pm.
Thank you for your continued support!
11:59 a.m. – County Executive David Craig will once again host the defacto GOP headquarters and party on Main Street in Bel Air tonight:
You are cordially invited to attend our Election Night Party which starts at 8pm after the polls close! We hope you will stop by and share in victory as we close out this election year! Hope to see you there!
Election Night Party
118 S. Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014
I am proud and honored to have received the following endorsements:
-Harford County Deputy Sheriff’s Union
-Harford County Lodge 31, Fraternal Order of Police
During these tough economic times, I was able to keep our deputies on the streets and put 55 more deputies on patrol. I want to thank the members and officers of the HCDSU and HC FOP Lodge 31 that took the time to cast their votes in my favor.
12:05 p.m. – Fraudulent Mailers Disavowed by TEA Parties
Maryland’s first district TEA Parties have joined to disavow a recent mailer paid for by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) fraudulently connecting a Libertarian candidate to the TEA Party movement.
The DCCC is committing fraud by miss-applying the TEA Party label in order to manipulate voters in the First District to vote for a third party. The Libertarian candidate, Rich Davis, is not affiliated in any way with the TEA Party, and we recognize that he is not responsible for these mailings, but he is being used by the Democrat party for their own advantage.
This DIRTY tactic is being used across the nation. Democrats are falsely linking third party candidates to the TEA Party in a naked attempt to split (and therefore dilute) the Conservative vote, so that their Democratic candidates can be elected and reinstate Nancy Pelosi as speaker of the House.
We, as a group of liberty loving TEA Party members, together call upon Democrat Frank Kratovil to disavow the sleazy tactics being used by the DCCC on his behalf against his conservative challenger Andy Harris.
We expect a greater level of integrity from our Congressman Kratovil.
Tony Passaro, Bel Air Tea Party Patriots
Jackie Gregory, Cecil County Patriots
Bill Oldfield, Annapolis Tea Party Patriots
Tom Cook, Eastern Shore Tea Party Patriots
Sam Hale, Maryland Society of Patriots
12:33 p.m. – This e-mail was sent recently through Harford County Public Schools to e-mail subscribers and was clearly also expected to reach employees, with the reminder that who ever gets elected will affect the negotiated agreement with employees:
A Note from Board President, Mark Wolkow
Next week, Harford County will for the first time elect several members to serve on the Harford County Board of Education, rather than have all of its members appointed by the Governor. It is crucial for you – as parents of students in our system, and/or as employees within the system – to not only vote during this historic election, but more importantly, to find out everything you can about the candidates seeking these offices to ensure that the best qualified candidates are elected. There are real and significant differences between the candidates in each of the three races – in districts A, B, and D. Those who win will affect decisions about capital and operating funding, about priorities, about the negotiated agreements with our employee associations, and much more. Please take the time to make an informed choice – all of our children are depending on it.
President, HCPS Board of Education
Just a reminder: Schools are CLOSED for students on Monday (11/01/10) for Teacher Professional Development and Conferences. In addition, schools and offices are CLOSED on Tuesday (11/02/10) for Election Day.
1:20 p.m. – A large sign for Board of Education District A Candidate Bob Frisch located at the Edgewood Rec Center was taken down by election officials, who got a little help from former candidate Rovall Washington, according to a source. The sign was too close to the polling place, and election officials–who may not have marked the 100-foot distance correctly in the first place–tried to take it down, but the posts were in too deep, the source said. Washington arrived later, complained about the sign, and assisted in taking it down–a task he was probably happy to perform, given that he supports Frisch’s opponent, Jansen Robinson.
2:30 p.m. – Responding to an earlier report that one of his campaign signs had to be removed from the Edgewood Rec Center grounds because it was too close to the polling place, Board of Education District A candidate Bob Frisch said the sign was placed outside the 100-foot perimeter early this morning. Frisch added that he’d seen a strong turnout so far at Edgewood Middle School, one of the district’s largest polling places. A source at the rec center told The Dagger that voter turnout by noon had already exceeded that of September’s primary election.
2:47 p.m. – Ehrlich made a stop in Bel Air today to rally the troops and evidently pose for a photo with some local politicos. How many elected officials, candidates, political operatives can you name in this photo?
3:33 p.m. – From former Board of Education District B candidate Tom Myers:
From approximately 6:30 this morning until 1:00 this afternoon, I was outside Fallston High School campaigning for House of Delegates District 35A candidate John Jones and Board of Education District B candidate Cassandra Beverley.
I find it very encouraging that a lot of the people who supported me in the primary are now supporting Ms. Beverley. I believe that she will be celebrating a victory tonight and become a very productive member of the Harford County Board of Education.
I am at home resting right now. At 4:30pm, I plan to finish Election Day at the Abingdon Fire Hall stumping for my friend Mary Ann Lisanti and helping her get re-elected to the County Council.
One thing that amazed me this morning: I was recognized by County Executive David Craig. He even greeted me, “Hey, Tom!”
Another thing that amazed me was that David Craig’s volunteers were willing to share coffee, donuts, sandwiches, bottled water and miscellaneous snacks to any candidate or campaign volunteer that was standing outside the polling place, regardless of political affiliation. Of course, I graciously accepted. However, I find it disturbing that they are diverting themselves from their staunch opposition to redistribution of wealth. (!)
And before you Republicans go up in arms, it’s a joke. Despite what some of you might think about my humor, I am a comedian. 😉 Thank you, David Craig volunteers, for feeding me. It was very nice of you.
Also, John Jones brought some snacks and Cassandra gave me some hand warmers. Hunger and frostbite are both being soundly trounced in today’s polling.
On that note, please get out and vote before 8pm. It is your civic duty and is one way to make your voice heard.
3:57 p.m. – Per Republican Sheriff candidate Jeff Gahler, someone at the Level Fire House decided to remove all the signs for everyone running for public office and had them piled up there. Gahler sent Steve Bodway to the scene at last check the signs were all being put back up by personnel from the fire house.
7:30 PM – Counter to other reports, sources now tell us that turnout even with four years ago, without taking into account early voting, with about 64 percent of registered voters heading to the polls.