It’s midterm election day in the U.S., and the polls are open until 7 p.m. in Virginia and until 8 p.m. in D.C. and Maryland.
Republican Larry Hogan defeated Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in a significant upset in a state where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-1. The campaign was characterized by negative television ads and aggressive debates.
Maryland residents who haven’t registered to vote are running out of time to do so for November’s election.
Maryland voters are casting ballots Tuesday in primaries for governor, attorney general, seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and in the state’s General Assembly.
Maryland’s eight members of Congress are expected to ward off lesser-known challengers following a sleepy primary season for the candidates in the heavily Democratic state.
Del. Heather Mizeur is scheduled to announce her running mate in her bid for governor of Maryland.