Maryland’s 2022 primary elections: How to vote, candidates and more

A voter fills out her ballot at Wheaton Library and Recreation Center on Nov. 3, 2020. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post)

Early voting begins in Maryland’s primary elections on Thursday. Residents across the state will have a chance to weigh in on several races, including a candidate to replace term-limited Gov. Larry Hogan (R).

Maryland’s eight congressional districts are on the primary ballot this year, as well as the U.S. Senate seat held by Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), who is running for reelection. There are also statewide and local elections, which vary by jurisdiction.

Anyone eager to vote early may do so in person between 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. through July 14. A full list of early-voting centers is available at The standard primary election is Tuesday, July 19, and polls will be open until 8 p.m. (Any mail-in ballots for the primaries must be postmarked or placed in the appropriate box by 8 p.m. on July 19 as well.)

Many Marylanders remain undecided as early voting begins this week

Here’s a rundown of what to expect: