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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Maryland Morning
12:02 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

The 2014 Democratic Candidates for Governor

From left to right: Anthony Brown, Doug Gansler, Heather Mizeur

Maryland’s primary election will take place June 24th. This is a special podcast we’ve put together with all of Maryland Morning's interviews with the candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Governor. We’ve arranged them in alphabetical order. The total run time is about 37 minutes.

Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Heather Mizeur, Candidate for Governor

Del. Heather Mizeur
Credit Maryland State Government

Maryland’s primary election is less than seven weeks away, on June 24th. Next week, we’ll be talking with the three Democratic candidates for Attorney General. This week, we’re hearing from the major Democratic candidates for Governor. We’ve already spoken with Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown. With Sheilah Kast in the studio today is Del. Heather Mizeur, of Montgomery County.

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WYPR News
4:14 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

For Republican Governor Hopeful David Craig, It's A Balancing Act

Maryland GOP candidates: Charles Lollar, David Craig, and Ron George at The Johns Hopkins University GOP Forum

Originally published on Thu May 8, 2014 3:02 pm

This is not the first rodeo for David Craig. In fact, it’s his 21st run for public office; a lot of campaigning for a man who considers himself less flashy than his opponents in the race for the Republican nomination for governor.

But making this race is something he’s been working toward for a long time. He’s been a state delegate, a state senator, Mayor of Havre de Grace and now, the Harford County Executive. And he’s developed a long record of balancing budgets, something he points to in his campaign.

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WYPR News
9:38 am
Thu May 8, 2014

At Debate, Brown And Gansler Spar While Mizeur Outlines Plans

Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidates Doug Gansler, Heather Mizeur and Anthony Brown.

Originally published on Mon May 12, 2014 12:43 pm

Maryland’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates squared off Wednesday in the first debate of the season.  Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, Attorney General Doug Gansler, and Delegate Heather Mizeur took to the stage at the University of Maryland- College Park. It was the first chance for voters to see and hear the candidates lay out their pitch for why they should be their party's pick to run the state. You can listen to a recap of the debate below.


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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Anthony Brown, Candidate for Governor

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown
Credit State of Maryland

Maryland’s primary election for governor is just under seven weeks away, on June 24th. Last week, we spoke with the Republican candidates for governor. This week, we’re hearing from the major Democratic candidates for governor. With us today is Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown
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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Doug Gansler, Candidate for Governor

Attorney General Doug Gansler
Credit Maryland Attorney General website

Maryland’s primary election will take place June 24th.  Next week, last week we spoke with the Republicans running for Governor. This week, we’re talking to the three men running for the Democratic nomination. One of them is Attorney General Doug Gansler.

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WYPR News
2:18 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Brochin Opposed By Members Of Own Party, But That May Not Matter

Originally published on Mon May 5, 2014 6:03 am

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Alison Knezevich of the Baltimore Sun talk about the race for state Senate in Baltimore County's 42nd district, and why incumbent Jim Brochin (D) is being opposed by some powerful state Democrats.

Maryland Morning
9:27 am
Mon May 5, 2014

A Dose of Education for Your Brain

Credit amanda_munoz

Could education act like medicine for your brain?  That’s the question that an epidemiologist and physician at Johns Hopkins are considering.  In a new study published in the journal Neurology, they looked at the effect a person’s level of education had on her ability to recover from a traumatic injury.  

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Maryland Morning
2:46 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

The 2014 Republican Candidates for Governor

From Left to Right: Charles Lollar, David Craig, Larry Hogan, and Ron George

Maryland’s primary election will take place June 24th. This is a special podcast we’ve put together with all of Maryland Morning's interviews with the candidates vying for the Republican nomination for Governor. Each interview is about ten minutes long. We’ve arranged them in alphabetical order. 
WYPR News
9:24 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Brown Touts Record Of Service In Bid For Governor

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown at a candidate's forum in northwest Baltimore.

Originally published on Fri May 2, 2014 10:08 am

  In the summer 2004, Anthony Brown was in his second term in the House of Delegates – a rising star in the state’s Democratic party -- just named majority whip, a powerful position in the lower chamber.

He was also a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves and he got orders to deploy to Iraq. The U.S. was sending him to help coordinate relief efforts for people displaced by the conflict.

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