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WYPR Baltimore Mayoral Interviews

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WYPR Baltimore Mayoral Interviews

While there are more than 20 candidates running to be mayor, a Democrat is expected to win the election to lead historically blue Baltimore. The six Democrats considered leaders in the race are former Mayor Sheila Dixon; Mary Miller, a treasury official in the Obama administration; Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott; former city police spokesman T.J. Smith; Thiru Vignarajah, a former city and federal prosecutor, and incumbent Mayor Jack Young. 

On the Recordhost Sheilah Kast and Middayhost Tom Hall have interviewed the front-runners. Find Q & As below. 

How to vote: 

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the presidential primary was moved from April 28 to June 2. (That’s why mailed ballots have an April date. You can ignore the date and mail your ballot in as usual.) 

The primary will be conducted mainly through mail-in ballots, although there will be a small number of polling centers open for those unable to vote by mail. Voters can also return ballots to drop-off boxes around the city. Eligible voters should’ve received a ballot in the mail by May 23. Any eligible voter that did not receive a ballot should submit a ballot request to absentee.SBE@maryland.gov or call 1-800-222-8683. 

Mailed ballots include a return envelope and prepaid postage. Ballots must be postmarked on or before June 2. 

To register to vote or request an absentee ballot, click here. Look up your voter information here.