Election Day In Maryland

Posted on November 3, 2008


Maryland polls are open for 13 hours, from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008. Weather is overcast and mild for early November. Probably rain on and off in many parts of the state.

Got questions? The following information and more is only a click away, on the Maryland State Election Board Web site:

  • The address of your specific polling place. All you have to do is enter your name or your address to find your polling place.
  • Are you registered to vote?
  • Phone numbers to report complaints about voter intimidation, vote suppression, or efforts to deceive voters.
  • Rumor Control.
  • A sample ballot for your congressional district. (It lists the names of all the candidates for president and for House of Representatives.)
  • And answers to FAQ about voting in Maryland.

Useless trivial information: Thanks to Google Translates, the Maryland State Election Board Web site may be viewed in at least 29 languages in addition to English. How do they do that?

BTW, Maryland polling places are staffed by an equal number of Democratic and Republican election judges. Most election judges are paid volunteers who work the entire day. They must arrive before the polls open at 7 a.m., work all day, and usually work at least another hour after the polls close at 8 p.m. Talk about a long day!

Be kind to your election judges. No matter how long you have to stand in line, or what glitches you may encounter, your election judges are there a lot more hours than you are. — Bernie Hayden