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31k turn out for first day of early voting in Maryland

Thousands turn out for first day of early voting
Thousands turn out for first day of early voting
Posted at 11:37 PM, Jun 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-14 23:38:05-04

More than 31 thousand Marylander's could've cast their ballot today at about 80 different locations statewide for the states first day of early voting.

Two of the biggest races...the democratic nomination for Governor and Baltimore State's Attorney.

Eight people are running for the democratic ticket hoping to unseat Governor Larry Hogan who's running as the lone GOP candidate.

All three candidates for Baltimore State's Attorney --they're democrats so the next one will be decided in the June 26 primary.

Political experts say early voting can give candidates an idea of where they need to have more of a presence.

Candidates will be picked for Maryland's eight United States House seats and one U.S. Senate seat. Every seat in the state legislature will be decided in November.

All the early voting centers we visited today were busy.

You can vote in person or by absentee ballot. Early voting centers will be open 10a.m. to 8 p.m. through June 21.The primary election is June 26.