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The 5 Things You Need To Know For Early Voting In Maryland

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

i-voted1. What and When?
Early voting starts today, June 12, and runs through June 19th from 10AM to 8PM.

2. Where?
There are 63 locations across the state, with at least 1 in each of Maryland’s 24 counties. Find yours here:

3. Who can vote?
Any registered voter who is registered Republican and Democrat can vote in the primaries.

4. Why?
Early voting was enabled by Constitutional Amendment as a statewide ballot question in 2008. The voters passed the amendment by a vote of 1,755,844 to 670,759.

5. Who to vote for?
Republicans and Democrats can vote for people in their own party only during the primary. You can find and print a sample ballot tailored for you by visiting the Board of Education site and putting in your information:

Since this is a gubernatorial primary election, you should be able to vote for:
Attorney General
Congressional Representative
State Senator
State Delegate
County Executive
County Council
Judge of the Orphans Court
Central Committee
and Board of Education

2016 Elections

Primary - 4/5/2016
General - 11/8/2016

Races to Watch

U.S. Senate

Barbara Mikulski (D) is retiring.

Top (D) Candidates
Donna Edwards
Chris Van Hollen

All 8 House Seats are up for election.

Current Representatives
1st - Andy Harris (R)

2nd - Dutch Reppersberger (D)

3rd - John Sarbanes (D)
Top candidates Dr. Mark Plaster (R).

4th - Donna Edwards (D) - running for Senate
Top candidates Anthony Brown (D), Glenn Ivey (D), George McDermott (?)

5th - Steny Hoyer (D)

6th - John Delaney (D) - may run for Senate
Top (R) candidates David Vogt (R), Kathy Afzali (R), Neil Parrott (R), Mike McKay (R).

7th - Elijah Cummings (D) - may run for Senate
Top candidates Calvin Ball (D), Corrogan Vaughn (R).

8th - Chris Van Hollen (D) - running for Senate
Top (D) candidates Kumar Barve, Valerie Ervin, Kathleen Mattews, Jamie Raskin
Top (R) candidates Frank Howard - potential