ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Voter turnout in Maryland ended up lower than state elections officials thought it would be.
Linda Lamone, the state's elections administrator, said Thursday that voter turnout was about 66 percent for both Election Day and early voting.
With some long lines at polls on Election Day, Lamone initially projected hours before polls closed that overall turnout could reach 80 percent or higher.
In the end, about 2.5 million Maryland residents voted early and on Election Day. The state has about 3.9 million eligible voters.