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Early Voting In Maryland Starts Thursday

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- Let the voting begin!

Early voting starts Thursday morning in Maryland.

Marylanders will elect a governor and members of the State House and Senate, as well as members of Congress and local elections.

Marylanders have been voting early since 2010 and the process has been increasingly popular.

Early voting numbers in the primary were up 55 percent from the 2016 Maryland primary with the added incentive of being able to register and vote the same day.

"If voters want to get in and out quickly to vote the slowest are typically this Saturday and Sunday that weekend because it's a Thursday to Thursday window but the Saturday and Sunday tend to be the least busy days," said Maryland State Board of Elections Deputy Administrator Nikki Charlson.

Thursday and next Wednesday and the following Thursday will probably be the busiest days.

Maryland does not require an ID to vote.

"You will just provide information who will check to make sure that matches the information they have on file," Charlson said.

If you still need to register to vote, go to an early voting center and bring a document that proves where you live.

There's also a question on the ballot this year that lets you register and vote on election day in the years to come.

Early voting lasts through November 1, and will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day.

The general election is on November 6.

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