Senate Changes Early Voting Bill To Add More Polls - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Senate Changes Early Voting Bill To Add More Polls

Posted: Updated:

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Senate has changed a bill to expand early voting to enable some rural counties to add an extra voting center.
    
Sen. George Edwards, R-Garrett, submitted the amendment on Thursday.
    
It would allow counties larger than 400 square miles, but fewer than 125,000 registered voters to increase early voting centers from one to two. It would not be mandatory. Edwards says his amendment would affect Allegany, Carroll, Charles, Dorchester, Garrett, Washington and Worcester counties.
    
Edwards says some people in Garrett County have to drive up to 45 miles to get to the one early voting center.
    
The bill, which received initial Senate approval Thursday, initially increased voting centers from five to eight in Montgomery, Prince George's and Baltimore counties. It also allows three in Frederick County instead of one.

 

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • ContestsMore>>

  • Spring Gas Giveaway

    Spring Gas Giveaway

    Let WMDT fill up your tank! It's time for our Winter Gas Giveaway! More >>
    Enter for your chance to win a $100 Exxon/Mobil Gas Card!More >>
  • Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    The WMDT 47 Teachers Who Make a Difference Contest is Sponsored by Accurate Optical: "Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school." Each month weMore >>
    The WMDT 47 "Teachers Who Make a Difference" Sponsored by Accurate Optical Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WMDT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.