Elections

In 2014, Maryland voters have several big choices to make. Election results will determine a lot of what happens in the state for the next four years.

There are statewide races for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and comptroller. Several county executive seats are in play. Every seat in the state legislature will be on the ballot, as will Maryland’s eight congressional seats. Maryland's two U.S. Senators, however, get a break; neither is up for re-election.

WYPR will update this page with information and stories.  The general election is November 4.

You must register by June 3 to vote in the primary.  You must register by October 14 to vote in the general election. According to the Maryland Board of Elections, you can register in person in a number of places, including state and local board of elections offices, the MVA, the Department of Social Services, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and all public institutions of higher education.

To register to vote online, go here.

Find your polling place here.

Early voting for the primary begins June 12. Every locality in Maryland has at least one early voting center. Find an early voting center here.

Where do the gubernatorial candidates stand on the issues? Read WYPR's candidate survey here.

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WYPR News
9:44 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Mosby Victory Not Precisely A Matter Of Black And White

Originally published on Mon July 21, 2014 5:52 am

Mosby Victory Not Precisely A Matter Of Black And White

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Ian Duncan of the Baltimore Sun talk about the vote breakdown in Marilyn Mosby's victory over Gregg Bernstein in the Democratic primary for Baltimore State's Attorney, and why it brings into question a typical assumption about who votes in Baltimore.

WYPR News
9:47 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Why Maryland May Have A Competitive Governor's Race

Originally published on Fri July 4, 2014 5:08 am

Why Maryland May Have A Competitive Governor's Race

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Karen Hosler talk about why they think that despite Democrats' significant voter registration advantage, this year's campaign for governor may be a real race.

WYPR News
9:47 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Frederick Primed For Competitive State Senate Race

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 5:36 am

Frederick Primed For Competitive State Senate Race

WYPR's Nathan Sterner and Jeremy Bauer-Wolf of MarylandReporter.com talk about Sen. David Brinkley's loss to Del. Michael Hough in the primaries, and how that upset teed up a general election race with Democrat Dan Rupli.

WYPR News
11:56 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Mosby Victory Shows (Again) Who Votes In Baltimore

Originally published on Thu July 3, 2014 5:23 am

Mosby Victory Shows (Again) Who Votes In Baltimore

Marilyn Mosby’s win over incumbent State's Atty. Gregg Bernstein was in the cards from about the moment Bernstein won the office four years ago.

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WYPR News
1:30 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Md. GOP Primary Upsets Show Preference For Purity--Sort Of

Originally published on Fri June 27, 2014 5:21 am

Maryland GOP Primaries A Purity Test--Sort Of

WYPR's Joel McCord and Bryan Sears of The Daily Record talk about a few incumbent Maryland Republicans who lost their seats in this week's primaries, and what the results say about how the party operates.

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. June 25, 12-1 p.m.
10:34 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Primary Results

Credit The Baltimore Sun

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown won the Democratic nomination for Maryland governor. He'll face GOP contender Larry Hogan in November. This hour, we'll deconstruct the election results with Melissa Deckman, chair and professor of political science at Washington College, and Barry Rascovar of politicalmaryland.org.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed June 25, 2014

One Step Closer to November: Results from Yesterday's Primary Election

Credit MyJon / Flickr / Creative Commons

Sheilah Kast talks with WYPR reporter Chris Connelly and Baltimore Sun reporter Luke Broadwater.
About one-fifth of Maryland’s voters took part in the primary, setting up some clear choices for the general election in November. Sheilah Kast analyzes the results with WYPR’s statehouse reporter Chris Connelly and Baltimore Sun reporter Luke Broadwater.
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Election 2014
7:57 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Primary Coverage

Credit justgrimes via flickr

Maryland held its Democratic and Republican primaries today.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. June 24, 12-1 p.m.
9:33 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Election Day Here & There

Three Democrats and four Republican candidates are vying for their party's nomination.
Credit The Baltimore Sun

As Maryland voters head to the polls for the statewide primary, we get reports on turnout from WYPR reporters. Plus, we hear about the recent election in Ukraine from attorney Alan Friedman, a former director of governmental relations for Anne Arundel County who served as an observer in Ukraine and in five earlier elections in Eastern Europe.

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WYPR News
8:47 am
Mon June 23, 2014

State Sen. Brochin Faces Opposition From Fellow Democrats To Keep His Seat

Campaign signs for State Senate District 42.

Originally published on Fri June 20, 2014 9:16 am

State Sen. Brochin Faces Opposition From Fellow Democrats To Keep His Seat

Baltimore County State Sen. Jim Brochin finds himself in a bitter Democratic primary race in which both the governor and county executive are supporting his opponent.

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