Voting early in Dorchester

Early voters are assisted by Genny Brown, Kitty Hughes, Shirley Shepard and Ed Ferrara in the Dorchester County Office Building Wednesday.

CAMBRIDGE — By Wednesday afternoon here more than 1,150 people had cast their votes here in the lobby of the Dorchester County Office Building. Early voting continued here through Thursday at 8 p.m.

Dorchester County election officials say there are 20,623 people registered to vote here in the Maryland gubernatorial election. Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 4, when polling places throughout the county will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

In Dorchester’s local election, there are only four disputed races, for Dorchester County Sheriff and for three of the county’s five council seats.

Dorchester’s council districts saw a slight change following last year’s redistricting, based population changes determined in the 2010 U.S. census.

Redistricting does not consider registered voters in a district.

Among the three disputed council seats in Dorchester, District 1, which was expanded in the redistricting, now has the most registered voters, 4,576.

There are 4,008 registered to vote in District 4 and 3,988 registered to vote in District 5.

In Dorchester’s two undisputed districts, there are 3,740 registered to vote in District 2 and 4,311 registered to vote in District 3.

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