June 24, 2014
November 4, 2014
Who We Are
The Caroline County Board of Elections is made up of five Board
Members appointed by the Governor for a term of four years.
Three members are of the majority party and two members are of
the principal minority party. Since our current Governor is a
Democrat, the Board is made up of three Democratic members and
two Republican members.
The Caroline County Board of Elections holds its monthly
meetings on the 2nd Friday of each month at 9:30 a.m.
Our board members are: Jack M. Keats, Democratic Member
and President, Margaret A. Thompson, Democratic Member,
Ronald M. Pippin, Republican Member, Warner Johnson,
Democratic Member, and Greta H. Scanlan, Republican
Member. Our members took office in June 6, 2011 and
their term will expire June, 2015.
The Board Members appoint a legal counsel to the Board every
year as required by law. Our Board attorney is Dennis J.
What We Do
It is the responsibility of Caroline County Board of Elections
to oversee the conduct of all Federal, State and local elections
held in Caroline County, in accordance with the Constitution of
the United States, Election Law of the Annotated Code of
Maryland and the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) and now
the newly enacted Federal Help America Vote Act.
During the 2008 Election, the voters in Maryland voted in
favor of Early Voting. Early Voting will allow registered
voters the opportunity to vote a ballot at an Early Voting
Center in their county during a six day period prior to
both Election Days.
For more information and to locate your Early Voting Center,
For each Election, we appoint Election Judges to oversee the
actual Election process at each of the Polling Places in the
County. The Election Judges must be registered voters, may
not be an elected official, and may not campaign for a
candidate on Election Day. Please call the Election Office
if you are interested in serving as an election judge.
We do not manage the town elections but we maintain the
records of the voters. When a person who lives within town
limits registers with us, they are automatically registered
for the town elections.
Provisional Voting is a process that will allow
people to vote at a polling place on election day on a
paper ballot if they are not listed in the precinct register.
On the day after the election, the Election Office qualifies
these voters (who must already be registered in Maryland) and
the accepted ballots get canvassed and added to the official
There are currently four recognized political parties in
Maryland; the Democratic Party, the Republican Party,
the Green Party, and the Libertarian Party. The rest of the
voters fall into categories of "Unaffiliated" (no party chosen)
or "Others" (who may have chosen a non-recognized party).
Click here to get information about the recognized parties
Other Important Links
Please visit the links listed below for information
and forms regarding voter registration, absentee voting,
current & past Election information, and other
general information. If you have any questions, you
can reach us at our office listed above.
How to Vote in Maryland
Everything you want to know to register and vote in Maryland:
The office is staffed with the Election Director,
Logan who is the head of the office,
Election Information Systems Specialist,
Election Administrative Assistant, and Vista Cheesman,
Part-Time Election Assistant.
The full-time employees are part of the State Merit System and
are considered state employees, but all of the funding to run
the office, pay
the employees, the Board Members and office expenses comes from
the County. The County reimburses the State 100% for all costs.
From left to right: Tammy Willis,
Sandra M. Logan, Allison Murphy, and Vista Cheesman.
For election purposes, Caroline County is contained totally in
the First Congressional District, but is divided into two
Legislative Districts; 36 and 37B. We have
eight Election Districts with eight Precincts where each
of the polling places are located. The smallest Precinct
is the 8th District and the largest one is the 3rd District.
Right now in Caroline County there are close to 20,000 active
and inactive registered voters. (An "inactive" voter has
not updated their address with us.)
Click here to see a map ( 1.17 MB)
of Caroline County showing precinct and district lines,
roads, etc. (This will open in another window.)
State & Local Elected Officials
Our Elected Officials from the 2010 Election representing
Caroline County are as follows:
Please check with the Election Office to confirm that the
officials listed above are still in office.
- Governor - Martin J. O'Malley
- Lt. Governor - Anthony G. Brown
- Comptroller - Peter V. R. Franchot
- Attorney General - Douglas F. Gansler
- United States Senators - Barbara A. Mikulski & Benjamin L. Cardin
- Congressman - Andy Harris
- State Senator 36 Leg. Dist. - E. J. Pipkin
- State Senator 37 Leg. Dist. - Richard F. Colburn
- Delegates 36 Leg. Dist. - Jay A. Jacobs,
Stephen Hershey, Jr., & Michael D. Smigiel, Sr.
- Delegates 37B Leg. Dist. - Adelaide C. Eckardt
& Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio
- County Commissioners - Jeff Ghrist, Wilbur Levengood, Jr.
& Larry Porter
- State's Attorney - Jonathan Newell
- Sheriff - Randy Bounds
- Clerk of the Circuit Court - F. Dale Minner
- Register of Wills - Jim Phelps
- Judges of the Orphans Court - Beverly S. Blades,
Francis Callahan, Jr., & Robert Taylor
- Democratic Central Committee - James Brown, Chair, Tony
Gianninoto, Lisa Martin, Paddy Richards, Patty Gray,
& William Brown
- Republican Central Committee - Robert W. Willoughby,
Chairman, George W. Bacorn, Bryan W. Gadow, Richard N. Garner,
Matthew Proud, Michael Savage, Steve Stouffer, Robert Riggin,
James Wright, & Hayley Levengood, Brenda Walls, Alternates
Click on the link below to view a PDF of the latest
registration totals for Caroline County by Party and
Precinct (Election District):
Current Voter Registration Totals