NEW YORK (WJZ) — With exactly four weeks until the 2020 general election, late-night comedian Stephen Colbert is encouraging Marylanders to cast their votes, calling this year’s election “an important one.”

In a video posted on his YouTube page late Monday, Colbert, the host of CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” ran through a list of facts people need to know about the election, including Maryland’s online voter registration deadline of October 13 and the October 20 deadline to request a ballot.

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Sprinkled throughout the three-minute and 12-second video were a number of jokes, including Colbert calling Marylanders “the voting crab cakes.”

Colbert also referenced the state’s close proximity to the nation’s capital.

“The District of Columbia is right next door; how often do you get to pick your own neighbors?” he quipped.

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Last month, Colbert announced the “Better Know A Ballot” initiative, which provides detailed election information for all 50 states. Since then, he’s been posting state-by-state videos about the election process.

In a video announcing the initiative, he said that whichever state has the highest per-capita voter turnout will get to appear on his show.

“What does that mean? Your state will have to win to find out,” he joked.

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To learn more about the 2020 election, visit the Maryland State Board of Elections or the Better Know A Ballot websites.

CBS Baltimore Staff