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Get Ready for Maryland's Primary Elections

Check out the Patch stories in Iowa towns and cities that host the political candidates.

Will the Iowa caucus on Jan. 3 be a preview for Maryland's primary election on April 3?

It's hard to tell. Maryland's primary election comes somewhat late in the game (see the full schedule on presidentialelectionnews.com)—on April 3—and a lot of things could happen between now and then.

In the meantime, get caught up with what's happening in Iowa on Patch.com:

  • Read about a  on West Des Moines Patch.
  • Read Cedar Falls Patch's story about .
  • Read Waukee Patch's story about an Iowa resident who created an .
  • Read Merrimack Patch's story about how  when discussing his deceased parents.
  • Read about how Rick Santorum has claimed  this year on Plum-Oakmont Patch.
  • Read Iowa City Patch's story about .
  • Read West Des Moines Patch's story about a .

To vote in a political party's presidential primary election in Maryland, voters must be registered with a political party. The last day to change party affiliation for the upcoming April 3 primary election is March 13.

To change your political affiliation, submit a new voter registration application or a written request to your local board of elections, according to the Maryland State Board of Elections website.

Seventeen-year-olds may vote in the primary elections as long as they will be 18 by the time of the presidential election on Nov. 6.

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