All You Need To Know About Maryland’s Primary

Contributed by BreAnna Bell

Voters in Maryland head to the polls as the primary elections begin today. Residents will be voting on the future candidates in the November elections this year, NBCWashington reports.

Gov. Larry Hogan has more than half a dozen opponents as nine democratic candidates take their spots on the ball. Candidates are also being chosen for Montgomery and Prince George’s County executives, the state’s eight U.S. House seats and one of Maryland’s U.S. Senate seats. In addition, all 188 seats in the General Assembly will be decided this year.

Attorney General Brian Frosh and Comptroller Peter Franchot are unchallenged in the primary. Their Republican opponents, Craig Wolf and Anjali Phukan, also are unchallenged.

Approximately 80,000 people were not properly registered to vote in Tuesday’s primary due to a computer error by the motor vehicles association (MVA). However, officials say no eligible voters will be denied the right to vote.

State transportation and elections officials say affected voters will need to verify their voter registration information using the state elections board website to cast provisional ballots Tuesday. A Maryland senate panel hearing will be held next month into the error.

Polling places opened Tuesday at 7 a.m. and will remain open until 8 p.m.

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