Official says Md. voter turnout ‘extraordinary’

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s elections administrator says overall voter turnout in the state has been “extraordinary.”

Linda Lamone said Tuesday that the board is projecting turnout to be 80 percent or higher, though it’s too soon to say for sure what it will be. Polls are open until 8 p.m.

Lamone says she wouldn’t be surprised if voter turnout is higher than 80 percent.

Lamone says voter turnout in the 1992 general election was the previous high, based on available board records. It was 81 percent that year.

Long lines have been reported at polls around the state. However, Lamone says in some places voters were in and out in 15 minutes. She says waiting times varied depending on the time of day.

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