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PHOTOS: Lines, Traffic as Early Voting Begins in Perry Hall

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Early voting began at Honeygo Run Regional Park on Saturday—along with crowds and traffic. 

The line stretched across the pedestrian bridge over Honeygo Boulevard, as police closed part of the far right lane leading into the park's parking lot. 

Special thanks to Perry Hall resident Steven Pope for contributing photos from his 85-minute wait at the poll. 

The center was one of four polls to open across Baltimore County on Saturday—the day before Hurricane Sandy is expected to pound the area.  

Polls are scheduled for the following hours:

  • 10 am to 8 pm on Saturday, Oct. 27 and Monday, Oct. 29 through Thursday, Nov. 1.
  • 12 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28.

Additional information and driving directions can be found on the Maryland State Board of Elections website.

Tell us about your early voting experience and your pick for president in the comments. 

stephanie king October 28, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Waited for two hours. Mostly old people? Hardly! The crowd was diverse on all levels. And it wasn't a bad experience at all. Kinda nice that people decided to vote in-between hurricane prep. Everyone was upbeat. Children played on the playground while the line moved at a steady pace. The weather was agreeable and It helped to have comfortable shoes. There were 11 voting machines. Volunteer staff were friendly. Once inside the building, it was somewhat warm, with no air circulation--that was uncomfortable for some voters. I arrived at 12:15 and was back in my car at 2:15, but the line had shrunk considerably by the then--no one was standing across the bridge. Glad I did it!
Lois October 28, 2012 at 06:55 PM
I was trying to find the line to vote for funds for the dog park at honeygo. Couldnt even find a place to park to walk my dogs.
Marje Lentz October 28, 2012 at 07:05 PM
It was horrible for kids trying to get to their sporting events and unsafe until police arrived
PerryHallParent October 28, 2012 at 07:20 PM
It is absolutely ridiculous to have voting at these places as well as schools. Many parents do not vote because they are stuck home with children due to closures or not willing to stand in ridiculous lines with young children. If the state would use the numerous VFWs or Moose Lodge type facilities that have ample parking and lots of well lit and spacious rooms, they could knock off this, but of course, the teachers wouldn't get a reason for yet another four day weekend like they have coming to them on Election week.
Pete R. October 29, 2012 at 10:00 AM
Vote on Sunday waited 1 hour and 50 minutes, folks around me Very pleasant with plenty of nice conversation and laughing dressed for the weather and I was comfortable . People of all ages also the people with health concerns and wheel chairs were allowed to go ahead. Very convenient don't have to miss time for work later in the afternoon line had diminished considerably. I would do it again BUT I only vote once a Election! HA.

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