CALVERT COUNTY, Md. — Voters in Calvert County are dealing with long lines to cast their ballot in person on Election Day. Voters tell us they have been in line to cast their ballot for up to two-three hours.
Dr. Wendy Bohon took to Twitter to document her voting experience Tuesday morning. She was in line at Northern High School, one of five polling sites in the county. Bohon tweeted that she estimated between 200 and 300 people in line with her, braving the brisk temperatures to vote Tuesday.
As of 3:30 p.m., county officials were reporting a wave of red in voter turnout, with 4,379 Republican in-person votes and 7,461 Republican early votes compared to 1,519 Democratic in-person votes and 4,394 Democratic early votes; 3,872 other votes were recorded both in-person and early as "other."
In addition to voting in the presidential race, Maryland voters will also decide whether to expand sports betting in the state.
Early voter turnout has set records nationally and in the DC region, but Bohon and others stood in line to vote in person.
She said on Twitter that while there was one man in line who caused an issue, for the most part the mood was jovial and upbeat, despite the long wait. She even tweeted that people were handing out water and snacks to those in line. Pizza was also delivered via the organization Pizza to the Polls.
WUSA9 have not heard of any reported issues at other Calvert County polling places, and the long wait times are likely a result of high voter turn out.
Bohon said in a tweet that in all, it took her about two hours and 20 minutes for her vote to be cast.
Polls are open in Maryland until 8 p.m. Tuesday night.