ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration says weather developments will be monitored to determine whether changes will be needed to the state’s early voting schedule.

O’Malley declared a state of emergency on Friday, as the mid-Atlantic region braced for Hurricane Sandy.

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Early voting begins on Saturday in Maryland and runs through Thursday.

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Forecasters say the hurricane could come ashore early Tuesday.

Maryland’s election law provides that in the event of a state of emergency that interferes with the electoral process, the proclamation may provide for the postponement of the election in part or all of the state.

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