This article will be updated as the 2012 General Election progresses.
Today, Montgomery County voters will help decide the next local, state and national leaders.
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Here’s some background: In a traditionally blue Maryland, the Obama-Biden ticket is expected to win over Republican challengers Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. In the last presidential election, Obama-Biden earned 72 percent of Montgomery County’s votes (314,444), state election board results show, while the Republican McCain-Palin ticket drew 27 percent (118,608) of the vote.
Local races to watch: Locally, there’s heated race for the 6th Congressional District, a perch held by long-time Frederick County, MD Republican Roscoe G. Bartlett. Bartlett faces challenger John Delaney this year for the redrawn district, whose constituents now include Gaithersburg, Germantown, Rockville, North Potomac and Montgomery Village.
For U.S. Senate, incumbent Democrat Ben Cardin faces Republican opponent Daniel Bongino of Severna Park, MD, and independent candidate Rob Sobhani of Potomac.
Where to Find Information
- Germantown polling places
- Election Guide: Maryland and Montgomery County
- Board of Elections of Montgomery County
- Maryland State Board of Elections
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