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Primary day fast approaching

Today's delegate-rich primary schedule has the potential to reshape the Republican presidential nomination, but it also serves as a reminder that Maryland's primary is just a month away.

The presidential race, as would be expected, is getting a majority of the headlines, but voters will also be making decisions on some congressional representatives as well, and with district lines redrawn, all of Carroll's voters need to take some time to understand the changes, and the candidates who are running in their district.

Today is dubbed Super Tuesday because it is the date of 10 contests. Georgia, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia are among the biggest prizes up for grabs for the presidential nominee. A spattering of other big races will keep the nomination process in the headlines through March, before attention turns to D.C., Texas, Maryland and Wisconsin on April 3.

Carroll voters have new congressional districts to become familiar with. After being moved from the district long-held by U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, Carroll voters are now split between the 1st and 8th congressional districts.

Republican Andy Harris is the incumbent in the 1st District, which runs from northern Carroll all the way to the Eastern Shore. Democrat Chris Van Hollen represents the 8th district, which includes Westminster and the southern portion of the county, and runs south through Montgomery County.

Regardless of the results of today's GOP presidential races, voters should have lots of incentive to help choose their party's congressional and Senate representation in Congress. In addition, several candidates are on the ballot for two open Board of Education seats. That field will be narrowed following April's primary.

Time to learn about the candidates in the various races is growing short. Voters should use the time between now and April 3 to get informed about the candidates in the various races, and then make sure that they get to the polls on primary day to ensure their voice is heard.

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