I got to my polling place at 7:15 PM and there was a long line. It took 45 minutes to get through the line, and I cast my ballot just before 8 PM, when the polls close.
- Governor/Lt. Governor: O’Malley/Brown
- Comptroller: Peter Franchot
- Attorney General: Douglas F. Gansler
- U.S. Senator: Benjamin L. Cardin
- Representative in Congress (District 05): Steny Hoyer
- State Senator District 22: Paul Pinsky
- House of Delegates District 22 (vote for 3): Gains, Healy, Ross
- County Executive: Jack Johnson
- County Council District 003: Eric C. Olson
- Judge, Court of Special Appeals: Ellen Holander (YES to continue)
- Judge, Court of Special Appeals Circuit 04: James P. Salmon (YES to continue)
- State’s Attorney: Glenn F. Ivey
- Clerk of the Circuit Court: Pegee Magee
- Register of Wills: Cereta Lee
- Judges of the Orphans Court (vote for 3): Cartwright, Groves, Ivory-Orem
- Sheriff: Michael A. Jackson
- Board of Education at Large (vote for 4): Beck, Jacobs, Thomas, Watson
- Board of Education District 001: Rosalind Johnson
- Board of Education District 002: Heather Illiff
- Board of Education District 003: Pat Fletcher
- Board of Education District 004: Steven Morris
- Board of Education District 005: Owen Johnson, Jr.
But somehow, the romance of voting is gone. The last several elections in Maryland use the electronic touch-screen ballots. I liked going into the booths and pulls the curtain closed and then punching the cards, or pulling the lever. It’s just not the same.
Incidentally, I waited in line for 45 minutes, listening to my iPod and when I got the front of the line, one of the election judges asked me to turn my iPod off. I’m not sure how my iPod would have affected the election, but I turned it off.