Rain greets voters as polls open across DC, Maryland and Virginia

Rain greeted voters Tuesday morning across D.C, Maryland and Virginia as polls opened for the 2018 midterm elections.

Polling places in Virginia opened at 6 a.m. and were followed an hour later by polling places in D.C. and Maryland. By 8:30 a.m., FOX 5 had not been alerted to any voting issues in the region.

VOTING GUIDES: Washington, D.C. | Maryland | Virginia

In Washington, D.C. incumbent Mayor Muriel Bowser is seeking reelection as is incumbent U.S. House Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton.

In Maryland, voters are choosing a governor, a U.S. senator and eight U.S. House seats, as well as 188 state legislators. Gov. Larry Hogan is seeking to become the first Republican re-elected in Maryland since 1954 in the state's highest profile contest. He is being challenged by Democrat Ben Jealous, who would be Maryland's first black governor.

Also in Maryland, Republicans can win five seats to break a supermajority held by Democrats. That would have a considerable impact on state government in Maryland, if Hogan wins, because Democrats would not be able to override his vetoes.


U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, a Democrat, is seeking his third term. He's is being challenged by Republican Tony Campbell and Neal Simon, an unaffiliated candidate.

In Virginia, Democrat Sen. Tim Kaine is looking to win re-election against Republican challenger Corey Stewart. Kaine is a former governor who is heavily favored to win while Stewart is a conservative who has received little help from national Republicans and the White House.

There's also a special election in a state House seat that will determine if Republicans can hold to their narrow majority in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Police close at 7 p.m. in Virginia and at 8 p.m. in D.C. and Maryland.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.