Early voting begins for Maryland primaries

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Early voting began on Thursday for Marylanders voting in the 2018 primaries.

This year, the state has expanded early voting centers. There are 78 locations this year, compared to only 67 in 2016.

Deputy administrator of the State Board of Elections, Nikki Baines Charlson, said they are expecting an increase in early voting.

Marylanders can cast their early vote from now until June 21 at 8 p.m. Primary Election Day is June 26.

The winner of the Democratic primary will challenge Republican Governor Larry Hogan in November.

Click here to find the closest early voting center near you.