Nearly 900K Marylanders cast ballot during early voting

More than 150,000 voted on final day
Posted at 11:07 PM, Nov 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-04 07:33:13-04

Hundreds of thousands of Marylanders cast their ballots during early voting, some of them right up to the last minute.

At 8:30 p.m. Thursday, the line outside of Towson University was still wrapped around the outside of the building. Thursday alone, 150,970 people cast their ballot.

The Maryland Board of Elections estimates that nearly 900,000 people voted during early voting, shattering the state's record. In 2012, 430,573 people voted during early voting. 

In 2016, early voting was extended from five to seven days. 

Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 8.

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