Early voting starts this week.
The Maryland Senate has passed a measure that would increase the number of early voting centers in some jurisdictions.
The Maryland Senate has changed a bill to expand early voting to enable some rural counties to add an extra voting center.
A panel of lawmakers will hear testimony about a measure to increase the number of early voting centers in Maryland from 48 to 59.
Several lawmakers, including the governor, are moving ahead on proposals to expand early voting.
A bill that would extend early voting to the Sunday before Election Day and double the number of early voting centers was taken up Thursday by the House Ways and Means committee.
The Maryland House and Ways Committee is considering a bill that would increase the number of early voting centers in general elections.
While Marylanders observe the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, state lawmakers are asked to expand on voting laws.
Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley is proposing legislation to increase the number of early voting days from six to eight and to allow people to register at the polls just before they vote early.
As the last-minute campaigning continues, so does the last-minute effort to get Maryland voters to the polls.
From Florida and Ohio early vote disasters with long lines to power outages in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York there are doubts that some people will have the opportunity to participate in this election.
The final push for early voting draws huge crowds ahead of Election Day. The polls closed just two hours ago and the key issues on the ballot drew voters well into the night.