Your Voice, Your Vote – WMAR's election coverage for the 2018 Maryland Primaries

Posted at 5:16 PM, Jun 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-27 12:15:30-04

The stage for November's General Election will soon be set, as the 2018 Maryland Primaries took place June 26.

The marquee contest on the ballot is the Democratic Gubernatorial Race, in which eight candidates are fighting to separate from the pack and take on the incumbent Republican Governor Larry Hogan. With his next closest competitor Rushern Baker conceding, former NAACP President Ben Jealous captured the Democratic Gubernatorial Primary.

READ MORE: Meet the candidate: Ben Jealous

At roughly 9:30 p.m., the Associated Press called the Democratic Primary race for one of Maryland's two United States Senate seats for incumbent Ben Cardin.

In Baltimore City, the State's Attorney's race heated up as election day drew near. Incumbent Marilyn Mosby, was able to hang on to her seat over challengers Thiru Vignarajah and Ivan Bates in the Democratic Primary, advancing unopposed in the November election.

READ MORE: Profile: Marilyn Mosby for Baltimore State Attorney


Results may be difficult to track as the night goes on following a computer glitch at the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration might affect thousands of potential voters.

In Baltimore County, a field of Democratic and Republican competitors are trying to make it through to November and earn the County Executive seat vacated by Kevin Kamenetz, who was in the midst of campaigning for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination when he suddenly passed away in early May.

• 2018 PRIMARIES:  6 candidates vying to be next Baltimore County Executive

Meet the Baltimore County Executives 

Other Elections

2018 PRIMARIES: Voters flock to the polls to cast there ballets for local elections

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