SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA 9) -- Polls in Maryland are set to open at 7 a.m. Tuesday amid low turnout, as the voters who do show up will cast their ballots to select their party's standard-bearer for the November general election.
The marquee race is for the state's governor, whose office is being vacated by democrat Gov. Martin O'Malley, who has served the limit of two terms.
Voters across central Maryland who spoke with WUSA 9 on Monday identified the key issues that helped them select a candidate in the primary.
Environmental protection and jobs were important to Kylie Rothwell of Bethesda.
Andreas Gomez of Silver Spring said the economy and immigration were key factors in his vote and "economic equality; fairness for all residents," were the topics Aris Kyriakopoulos of Potomac said were most imporatnt to him.
Monica Campbell of Calverton said health insurance influenced her vote for governor, while Odell Borges of Forestville told us crime impacted his choice.
Borges said he would vote on Tuesday, "if I don't have to work," while others, like Kyriakopoulos, were more committed.
"Get out and vote tomorrow - you know, it's your chance to be heard," he said.
The administrator of elections at Maryland's State Board of Elections, Linda Lamone, told WUSA9 her office expected a 25 percent turnout, essentially flat from the last gubernatorial primary in 2010 which drew 25.35 percent of voters, and down 15 percent from 2006's 29.6 percent turnout, the last time Maryland elected a new governor.