BALTIMORE (WJZ) — If you’re headed to the polls to vote on Election Day, officials have a few tips to help you cast your ballot with ease.
More than two million Marylanders already voted via early voting or mail-in ballots. Some voters were already in line when polls opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday.
Michael Wells got to the poll at Camden Yards at 6 a.m. to be sure his vote was counted. He told WJZ’s Annie Rose Ramos that he wanted to vote in person because he doesn’t trust any other way.
This is Michael Wells. He got to the polls at 6am (1 hr before they open) to be sure his vote was counted. He said he wanted to vote in person b/c he doesn’t trust any other way. He wanted to vote @Camden Yards b/c he’s afraid his ballot might be tampered w/ somewhere else. @wjz pic.twitter.com/tpF0BlGIEN
— Annie Rose Ramos (@AnnieRoseNews) November 3, 2020
And at Woodlawn Community Center in Baltimore County, there was a line of 20 people before the polls opened.
A look at Woodlawn Community center this morning , one of several polling centers in Baltimore county.
Already seeing about 20 people lined up outside to cast their ballots on this #ElectionDay!
— Amy Kawata TV (@AmyKawata) November 3, 2020
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If you’re headed to the polls Tuesday here’s some tips from officials:
First, be sure to double check your polling location before you head out the door.
Officials suggest you vote during off-peak times between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Voters should expect lines when voting and may have long wait times. Be patient! As long as you’re in line before 8 p.m. when polls closed, you will get a chance to vote.
If you haven’t registered to vote, you can still do so in-person Tuesday at your polling center. Make sure you bring proof of residency.
If you’re voting via mail-in ballot, officials are asking that you complete your ballot and place it in a drop off box rather than the mail. You must drop it off by 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Today is #ElectionDay! Plan ahead, be safe, and make your voice heard.
Find a vote center or drop box near you: https://t.co/SPDvVlqY6F
Learn more about voting in Maryland: https://t.co/UN5OSq0DRl
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) November 3, 2020