Ballot Shortages, Long Lines Delay Election Results

The Maryland State Board of Elections did not post election results online on Tuesday night until after 10 p.m. — two hours after polls closed in the state.

According to The Baltimore Sun:

The reason, said board administrator Linda Lamone, was that some voters were still casting ballots.

As of 10 p.m., she said she understood there were still people waiting to vote in Towson and in Prince George’s County, but she said she was not aware of any locations that still had large lines. Baltimore County officials said that the last of the voters, at Towson University, managed to vote shortly after 10 p.m.

Lamone said she had reports that some polling stations in Prince George’s County were short on paper ballots for a time, but said “as far as we know, the ballots have been delivered to all of the polling places.”

By law, voters in line before Maryland polls were scheduled to close at 8 p.m. are allowed to cast ballots.

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