Today marks one of the most memorable Election Days in Maryland history, and to celebrate, we’re looking at photos from election days of yore in Baltimore. Most of the photos pictures are from the 1950s, a highly segregated time in the city’s history — and an era when The Sun’s coverage focused on white citizens.
With possible Republican control in the Senate, heated gubernatorial contests and marijuana legalization on the ballot in Oregon, Alaska, and D.C., Americans head to the polls. Republicans are poised to capture control of the Senate for the first time in eight years, and tossup contest in New Hampshire and North Carolina might be early indicators of whether they will succeed.
Voters across America headed to the polls today to snatch up stickers as a bonus for exercising their civic duty. Many locales kept their “Thanks for voting” rewards fairly simple, but a few precincts seized the opportunity to display their electoral pride.
Millions of Americans headed to the polls to choose who will lead them over the next four years as U.S. President. Also on the ballot in a number of states, voters decided on congressional representatives, state amendments and referendums from the Dream Act to same-sex marriage and legalizing marijuana for recreational use.