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Md. officials report few Election Day polling problems

November 8th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

State elections officials Tuesday said Election Day is progressing smoothly and with only a handful of minor issues. “We often have a few polling places that open a little late but I’m pleased to say all of them are up and have been running for several hours now,” said Nikki Charlson, deputy state elections administrator.

One polling site to open late was at Bowie State University, the site of a Democratic Party campaign rally headlined Monday by President Joseph Biden.

Charlson said issues at that location were related to a problem with electronic poll books. Judges at the site enacted a contingency plan before 9 a.m. By 10 a.m, the poll was “open and operating normally,” she said.

Voters will have until 8 p.m. to cast a ballot on what is the final day of the 2022 election. Any voter in line by then will be allowed to vote.

Charlson said officials are prepared for any late influx of voters.