ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — The Maryland Board of Elections has approved a plan to allow early in-person voting for eight days prior to the general election on November 3.

Under the plan, early voting will be available daily from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. beginning October 26 through November 2. Roughly 80 early voting sites will be open statewide.

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The state also plans to have 350 vote centers open on election day and 127 ballot drop-off boxes available.

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Officials are urging people to vote by mail ahead of the election due to the coronavirus pandemic. The last day to request a mail-in ballot is October 20.

CBS Baltimore Staff