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One More Day, And Then It's Time to Vote

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Regardless of the winners, Tuesday's election promises to significantly alter Delaware's political landscape.

Voters will elect a new congressional representative, a new governor, and new leaders of the state's two largest local governments.

Balloting in House and Senate races also will define the balance of power in the General Assembly, where Republicans are hoping to end years of Democratic rule and regain control of the Senate.

The top of the ticket features a congressional race between Democrat Lisa Blunt Rochester and Republican Hans Reigle, and a gubernatorial contest pitting Democratic congressman John Carney Jr. against Republican state Sen. Colin Bonini.

Voters also will choose a new lieutenant governor and state insurance commissioner, a new Wilmington mayor, and new chief executive of New Castle County.

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In Maryland, voters also will pick the replacement for one of the state's most popular politicians: Barbara Mikulski, who is retiring after 30 years on Capitol Hill. 

Rep. Chris Van H0llen is seeking to succeed his Democratic colleague. He is being challenged by Republican Delegate Kathy Szeliga.

In the First congressional district incumbent Republican Andy Harris is being challenged by Harford County Democrat Joe Werner. 

Polls open across the state open at 7 a.m. Tuesday and close at 8 p.m. A record number of Maryland residents took advantage of early voting. Over eight days, more than 800,000 voters cast ballots in the state - far more than the 430,500 people who voted early in the 2012 presidential election.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.