UPDATED: Low Turnout Throughout Primary Election Day
Precincts throughout the Glen Burnie area—and region—report low voter turnout Tuesday.
UPDATE (9:11 p.m.)—Voting throughout the Glen Burnie area was slow Tuesday with many precincts seeing fewer than 200 voters.
"It's been long and quiet," said Jason D'Engenis, chief election judge at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association precinct, when asked about the day as of 6 p.m. He said they'd had 136 voters so far.
The precinct saw no lines throughout the day, he said.
"The most we had was five or six people in here at a time," he said.
As of noon Tuesday, fewer than 50 people stopped by the voting precinct at Marley Elementary School with only about 170 by the end of the day, according to election judges.
"It is very slow," Chuck Ludwig, chief election judge, said at about 11:45 a.m. Tuesday. "We opened at 7 [a.m.] and we haven't had 50 votes yet."
Ludwig said there were no issues at the polls that morning.
"It's just been very quiet. ... I'm hoping it will pick up this afternoon for the after-work rush," Ludwig said.
Ludwig said he has served as an election judge for four elections, including a primary election, but that this was the slowest he's seen.
Massieka Lendio—who spent the day at Marley Elementary—said it was her first time serving as an election judge.
"It was a great experience spending time with people from the community and getting to know them," she said. "And it felt good to see people of different ages come out."
Lendio said she was surprised by how many older voters came out.
"We saw a lot of people come out who were 89 years old or 90 years old. And they all said the same thing—'I will not miss this for anyone,'" she said.