Election officials in Maryland start counting mail-in ballots

Officials started Thursday morning to count hundreds of thousands of mail-in ballots in the 2022 Maryland primary election, which could finally determine winners in some of the biggest remaining races. Almost 500,000 mail-in ballots were sent to voters who requested them. These returned ballots couldn't be counted until 10 a.m. Thursday. So, on Thursday, each Maryland jurisdiction began opening, scrutinizing, scanning and counting completed and returned mail-in ballots. At a warehouse in Baltimore City, election officials said they were processing about 500 ballots an hour Thursday morning.