Tuesday is Election Day in Maryland, where voters will elect new statewide officers, including governor; choose all 188 members of the General Assembly; elect eight U.S. representatives and one U.S. senator; and vote on state and local ballot questions.
Here’s a one-stop guide to everything you need to know to cast your ballot.
How many votes have been cast already?
Here are the numbers though Sunday:
Early voting concluded Thursday with 381,972 Marylanders casting their votes. Of those, 220,469 voters were registered Democrats and 112,529 were registered Republicans. The rest are registered to third parties or no party.
Mail-in voting continues. Maryland residents have requested 637,244 mail ballots. So far, registered Democrats have returned 260,777 mail ballots. Registered Republicans have returned 62,449 mail ballots. Those registered with any other party registration, including none, have returned 49,030 ballots.
Don’t know if you’re registered, how to register or where to vote?
We’ve got you covered, and it’s not too late to register: How, when and where to vote in Maryland’s 2022 elections.
What’s on the ballot?
Start with The Baltimore Banner’s Voter Guide. There you can find candidate profiles, Q&As with governor candidates and more.
Maryland’s Libertarian candidate David Lashar says he offers a “compelling alternative.”
1st Congressional District — Democrat Heather Mizeur is challenging incumbent Republican Andy Harris in a district that includes the Eastern Shore, Harford County and a portion of Baltimore County.
3rd Congressional District — Former radio host Yuripzy Morgan, a Republican, is taking on Democratic incumbent John Sarbanes in this Central Maryland district.
6th Congressional District — In Maryland’s most competitive race following redistricting, Democratic incumbent David Trone faces a challenge from Republican state Del. Neil Parrott.
Other races — Read about the other races for Congress.
Whether to legalize recreational marijuana — it’s Question 4 on your ballot — is the headline issue. Here’s our primer on what the ballot question will do, and here are answers to more reader questions.
Here’s what the other state constitutional amendments on your ballot would do.
In Baltimore City, voters will decide whether to limit elected officials to two terms in any office. The measure has been funded by an executive at Sinclair Broadcast Group, which make some city politicos suspicious.
Here’s what the other Baltimore City ballot questions would do.
Education has become a key issue in elections across the country the past two years as some parents and candidates have pushed concerns about what schools are teaching, particularly regarding human sexualtity and race.
The school board race in Baltimore County reflects the national environment. Democrats and Republican are weighing in on the nonpartisan race.
But in Baltimore, where voters will have the chance to elect school board members for the first time, candidates share similar views.