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Maryland voter turnout running slightly below average

ANNAPOLIS — Based on early numbers, Maryland election officials say turnout may be running slightly below average for a gubernatorial election in the state.

State Elections Administrator Linda Lamone says turnout on Tuesday was running about 46 percent of registered voters. About 10 percent of registered voters took advantage of early voting. So the election board is projecting a 56 percent turnout.

Lamone says Maryland gubernatorial elections generally draw about 60 percent of voters.

She says turnout could improve later in the day because it was cold Tuesday morning.