Monday is the last day to vote early

2020 early vote total exceeds 2016 early votes
Posted at 9:57 PM, Nov 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 07:40:52-05

BALTIMORE (WMAR) — More than 600,000 Marylanders have taken advantage of early voting and Monday is the last day.

"I want to make sure my vote is counted and if there is any election do early vote and to get out there and make sure you do it and not wait until the last minute, it’s this one," said Charles Regnante.

In some cases, there were long lines, but that wasn’t the case on Sunday evening at the Camden Yards site.

"There was no line, nothing, so it was very easy for me," said Gaoussou Kouyte, who voted for the first time Sunday. "I just got my citizenship so it’s my first time to vote so I’m very excited."

Voters took advantage of the opportunity to avoid having to vote on a busy Election Day.

"I didn’t have to wait and I didn’t want to wait until the last minute so I thought this was a good time to come," said Michael Hosley.

Governor Larry Hogan encourages people to vote early to avoid long lines and potential COVID-19 spread on Tuesday. Early voting centers will be open Monday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

During early voting, you can vote at any center in the jurisdiction you live and you can register to vote on site... just bring proof of residence.

On Election Day, you can also vote at any election day voting center in the jurisdiction you live — that's different than normal. In the past you had to vote at your polling place.

Voters said regardless of the lines, they would wait if they had to, to make their voices heard.

"I think it’s more important this year. Our whole country is divided right now. I know people are out to vote who don’t normally vote so that’s a good thing," said Nancy Furman.

Find your early voting location here.