From the Washington Post: Virginia, Maryland, D.C. prepare for high voter turnout

From the Washington Post:

Election officials in the Washington area are preparing for high turnout and confusion at the polls Nov. 6 as voters adjust to shifted districts and new identification requirements.

Maryland and Virginia officials said they expect 70 to 80 percent of registered voters to cast ballots, based on the turnout for the 2008 general election. Many counties plan to expand the number of poll workers and voting locations to meet the demand, particularly for early and in-person absentee voting.

But congressional redistricting and a new voter-identification law in Virginia could complicate matters if people try to cast ballots at the wrong precinct or do not show valid identification, Prince William County General Registrar Betty Weimer said.

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