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Early voting gets underway this week in Maryland, West Virginia

October 25th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Times News reports early voting kicks off this week on Wednesday in West Virginia and Thursday in Maryland. In Allegany County, those who wish to cast a ballot early can head to the polls at the county’s Kelly Road office complex from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 27- Nov. 3. Garrett County voters can vote at the Oakland Community Center or the Grantsville Volunteer Fire Department, where drop boxes for mail-in ballots are also located. Early voters cannot vote on Election Day on Nov. 8 or by mail. Drop boxes for mail-in ballots in Allegany County are available outside the Kelly Road office complex in Cumberland and Mountain Ridge High School in Frostburg. Mail-in ballots can be requested by mail until Nov. 1 and through an emailed link until Nov. 4. The drop boxes will be available until 8 p.m. on Election Day. In Mineral County, early voting starts at the courthouse on Wednesday morning. Polls will be open during the county’s normal 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. business hours, as well as from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, the latter of which is the last day for early voting. West Virginia voters can apply for absentee ballots until Nov. 2, and hand-delivered ballots must be given to the county clerk’s office by Nov. 7. Absentee ballots without a postmark will be accepted until Nov. 9 and with a postmark until Nov. 14.