Maryland’s Primary Election Day is July 19. Mail-in voting has begun as the state’s voters can request a mail-in ballot be sent to them. There are 288 ballot drop-boxes set up statewide.

The top of the ballot includes races for who will replace Gov. Larry Hogan in the governor’s mansion. The Republican race pits Hogan’s Secretary of Labor and Secretary of Commerce Kelly Schulz against Trump-endorsed Del. Dan Cox of Frederick.

Top candidates in the Democratic field include Comptroller Peter Franchot, nonprofit CEO Wes Moore, former U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez, Maryland’s former Attorney General Doug Gansler, and former U.S. Education Secretary John King.

“This is going to be a really wild and tight race coming down to the end,” Dr. Roger Hartley, the dean of the University of Baltimore’s School of Public Affairs, said. “People are starting to pay attention and now, the campaigns have really heated up.”... Read More: CBS Baltimore WJZ