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Primary Election is Today

July 19th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

The field of candidates will narrow considerably following Maryland’s primary election today. Statewide there are races for governor, comptroller and attorney general- while locally the District One State Senate race; Allegany County Commissioners; Board of Education and the Cumberland City Council are all on the ballot. Races for Allegany County clerk of the Circuit Court, register of wills, sheriff, state's attorney; Cumberland mayor; and House District 1B all feature candidates who are running unopposed. Other contested races include Judge of Orphan’s Court as well as House of and Delegates 1A. Maryland’s Sixth District Congressional race features four Democrats including incumbent David Trone and six Republicans. Maryland’s U.S. Senate primary has incumbent Chris Van Hollen with one Democrat challenger; while a total of ten Republicans are seeking the office. With this being a mid-term primary and with the election falling in mid Summer,  Diane Loibel, Allegany County election administrator, is projecting low vote turnout numbers…