With less than two weeks to go to the primary election -- day one of early voting kicked off with a crowd.
"Ever since I've been voting, I always vote early," Calvin Andersen, Sr. said.
Andersen was one of 80 people in line at the most popular voting site in Baltimore when the polls opened up at 10 a.m. Thursday.
He says voting is the best way he knows to pay back society for the good things in his life.
"It's so great. I really can't put it into words. It's magnificent," Andersen said.
Among the early voters at The League for People with Disabilities was Gov. Martin O'Malley.
"So many young men and women from Maryland have gone to countries very far away to fight for the rights of others to cast their vote. We owe it to them to participate ourselves and come out and vote," O'Malley said.
There are 2,000 trained judges spread out between six polling locations in the city.
The last round of early voting for a gubernatorial race brought out 7,200 voters. That's a turnout election officials hope they can build on this time around.
"A lot of people work different hours and this is available to them. We do have our seniors who come out so they can get out and not deal with election day," Armstead Jones, Election Director for Baltimore, told ABC2.
Early voting for the Primary Election lasts through Thursday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.