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Hogan ok's Election Board's recommended number of in person voting locations

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Posted at 5:15 PM, Aug 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 00:25:10-04

MARYLAND — Governor Larry Hogan has approved the State Election Board's recommended number of in person voting locations for the November 3 general election.

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In a letter to the Board, Hogan still expressed serious concerns about the plan:

“I remain very concerned that the Board’s decision to close nearly 80% of the polls will have the potential of creating long lines and unsafe conditions, with crowds of people being forced into too few polling places. Expeditiously mailing the ballot applications, encouraging voting by mail, and protecting early voting options will be critically important steps needed to lessen the problems caused by your decision to close the vast majority of the polls.”

Hogan and other state leaders have been critical of Elections Administrator Linda Lamone since the June primary when there were other issues with mail in ballots.

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You can read Hogan's proclamation of approval below.