Will voters show up to cast their ballots for the primary election? There is growing concern that a very small number of people could determine some of the top jobs in Maryland, including nominations for governor.
The Maryland State Board of Elections is reporting a record-high turnout of early voters in the state’s primary election.
Thousands cast their ballots in Maryland’s early voting.
Officials in Maryland say more than 20,000 people cast ballots on the first day of early voting in the state.
Voters in Maryland head to the polls in the first step toward deciding who Maryland’s next governor will be. But there is concern that the primary could see a record-low voter turnout.
Gov. Martin O’Malley and Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch are calling attention to the start of early voting.
Early voting starts this week.
The Maryland Senate has passed a measure that would increase the number of early voting centers in some jurisdictions.
The Maryland Senate has changed a bill to expand early voting to enable some rural counties to add an extra voting center.
A panel of lawmakers will hear testimony about a measure to increase the number of early voting centers in Maryland from 48 to 59.
Several lawmakers, including the governor, are moving ahead on proposals to expand early voting.
A bill that would extend early voting to the Sunday before Election Day and double the number of early voting centers was taken up Thursday by the House Ways and Means committee.