Last day of early voting ahead of Election Day, Baltimore City preps for crowds

Posted at 6:34 PM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 21:53:19-05

BALTIMORE — As of 4 p.m. officials with the State Board of Elections said 86,311 Marylanders turned out to cast their vote Monday. In Baltimore City and across the state election officials are preparing to open more polling sites for Tuesday's election.

"I've been going around to all the sites to make sure everybody is on their toes," said Baltimore City Board of Elections Director, Armstead Jones.

Jones told WMAR-2 News in addition to the 24 polling sites open on Election Day, there will also be more workers at each location.

"We'll have about 40 at each site," said Jones. "We've seen a slowdown in the number of people coming to the polls since last week. We expect to see large crowds tomorrow."

Jones' message to voters casting their vote tomorrow, be prepared.

"If you go and there’s a line, I would make sure you dress properly for the weather and be patient and the staff will get you in and out as soon as possible."

Taking advantage of the last day of early voting and the short lines was Doris Davis. Davis came down to vote with her daughter and friend at Morgan State.

This year was the easiest voting year for me," she said. "I went up to the polls with my mind made up."

Judie Misterka told WMAR her wait time at the university was under 15 minutes.

"We got the papers in advance," she said. "I have them with me and I kind of filled everything out and it was just a matter of copying. I didn't want to make a mistake."

The polls close at 8 p.m. tonight and will reopen at 7 a.m. Remember, you can vote at any election day voting center in the county you live in. Polls close Tuesday at 8 p.m.

For a complete list of Election Day polling locations in the state of Maryland, click here