Media reports say that the incumbent County Executive Democrat Steuart Pittman took a 200-vote lead over Republican County Council member in the Anne Arundel County executive race. This is as paper ballots, absentee, and those deposited at drop boxes are being counted by election workers. Jessica Haire, a first-term legislator from Edgewater, initially held a lead of nearly 11,000 votes after early and Election Day voting, buoyed by Republican voter turnout.
The Capital reports that a high-speed scanner broke last week which slowed down the canvass. Reportedly 50 pairs of bipartisan election workers are tasked with opening roughly 60,000 mail-in ballots received by the county.
Friday's the deadline to certify the votes and the county board of elections is scheduled to continue canvassing Wednesday with 7,500 provisional ballots. The paper says canvasses are scheduled for Thursday and Friday.