Maryland, D.C. early voting to resume Wednesday
REISTERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley says early voting will resume in Maryland on Wednesday, after two days of cancellations due to superstorm Sandy.
O'Malley said Tuesday that an extra day of early voting and extra hours will make up for all but one hour of early voting that was lost because of the storm.
Early voting had initially been scheduled to take place Saturday through Thursday, but it was called off Monday and Tuesday.
It will now resume Wednesday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m., and Friday will be an added day.
Initially, the hours had been set for 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Maryland has also extended the deadline to request an absentee ballot to Wednesday.
In D.C., the Board of Elections says early voting will start at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, and the hours will be extended until 9 p.m. at all locations through Saturday.
The extended hours are intended to help people who couldn't vote because of long lines on Saturday and the suspension of early voting Monday and Tuesday.
The storm brought heavy rain, intense winds and power outages but not much flooding to the nation's capital.