Over 100,000 people hit the polls for last day of early voting

Posted at 8:19 AM, Nov 02, 2018

Early voting wrapped up on Thursday, which means we are that much closer to Election Day.

Hundreds of thousands of Marylanders hit the polls early making it a record-breaking turnout and bringing in the highest number of early voters for a governor's race.

More than 100,000 people hit the polls just Thursday alone, bringing the number of early voters to more than 665,000 people in that eight-day stretch. The only thing beating this election season was early voting for the 2016 general election.

Head researcher and founder of Gonzales Research, Patrick Gonzales, spoke about the latest polls that came out last month. It showed that 54-percent of people surveyed said they will vote for Larry Hogan in the governor's race, and 36-percent showed support for Democratic candidate Ben Jealous.

If you didn't get a chance to make it out to early voting, your next chance to vote is on Election Day next Tuesday. 

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