Starting in November 2020, Virginia voters would no longer need a reason to vote early through in-person absentee voting, starting two Saturdays before Election Day.
So far more than double the number of people have voted early in Maryland compared to the midterms four years ago.
Virginia voters be warned: while a deadline for absentee ballot requests is next week, your ballot should be put in the mail this weekend if you want to be sure it counts.
Early voting runs through next Thursday. There is at least one early voting center in every county, and 12 counties have more than one center.
Early voting in Maryland is up dramatically over four years ago with more than twice as many Democrats as Republicans taking part. But an expert cautions it’s too soon to say whether the jump in the number of voters taking advantage of early voting is a sign of increased enthusiasm.
Voters in the D.C. region are getting their chance Tuesday to help settle whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will lead the nation, as well as a number of local races and ballot questions.
Will Virginia turn a solid blue, as absentee votes break the record high set in 2008? More than 537,000 absentee ballots have already been counted in Virginia this election cycle, with more to come.
The record turnout means more than 20 percent of the state’s registered voters will have cast ballots before Election Day on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Virginia does not have early voting, but the number of people registered to vote is setting a record, at more than 5.6 million.
A Maryland voter says he was handed a ballot for the wrong congressional district during early voting Saturday in Montgomery County. Board of Elections officials say the problem has happened “sporadically” and is caused by human error.
Photos of 102-year-old Jerry Emmett casting her early ballot in Arizona this week led to a cascade of responses on Twitter.
Early voting is already underway, so don’t wait to make your voice heard, says Noah Frank.
Voters braved long lines and long wait times just to be among the first in D.C. to vote in the general election.
Early voting numbers in Virginia are dramatically higher compared with the 2012 general election.
Maryland’s primary will be held April 26, but you can cast your vote beginning Thursday. The rules are a bit different from on primary day, though.
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