UPDATE (3:07 p.m.)-If storms from Hurricane Sandy hit Maryland, it could affect early voting that's set for Saturday through Thursday.
According to a news release from Gov. Martin O'Malley, the election law allows for postponing early voting during a state of emergency, or it could change the voting locations or voting systems.
O'Malley declared a state of emergency on Friday, in anticipation of the storm.
"The Governor’s Office and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency are actively monitoring weather developments in order to determine whether changes to the early voting schedule may be necessary to protect public safety," it states.
However, early voting will continue as scheduled until further notice.
Voters can avoid the Election Day lines Nov. 6 by voting early, beginning Sat., Oct. 27.
Early voting begins Oct. 27, which is the second Saturday before the election, and runs through Thurs., Nov. 1.
Voters can cast their early vote in person from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday through Thursday, or from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the following places, according to the Baltimore County website:
- Randallstown Community Center
3505 Resource Drive
Randallstown, MD 21133
- Towson University Administration Building
7720 York Road
Towson, MD 21252
- Bloomsbury Community Center
106 Bloomsbury Avenue
Catonsville, MD 21228
- Honeygo Community Center
9033 Honeygo Blvd
Perry Hall, MD 21128
- North Point Public Library
1716 Merritt Blvd
Dundalk, MD 21222
For more information, call the State Board of Elections at 1-800-222-8683, or Baltimore County Board of Elections at 410-887-5700. Or visit www.elections.state.md.us.
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