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Early Voting Ends in Maryland; DC's to End Friday

More than 800,000 people cast ballots during early voting in Maryland

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    Early voting ended in Maryland tonight. News4's Shomari Stone talked to some voters who say they were turned away due to long lines. (Published Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016)

    Early voting has ended in Maryland, and it ends in D.C. Friday. 

    Thursday was the last day of early voting in Maryland. More than 800,000 of the state's residents cast their ballots during early voting.

    Some voters were turned away Thursday night because they showed up after the 8 p.m. closing time for polling stations.

    "I got here at 7:40. I couldn't find any parking," said one woman.

    The line to vote at the Prince George's County Sports and Learning Complex extended from the front door to the parking lot.

    Some who did not get to the doors in time said they will cast their ballots on Election Day.

    Registered Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-1 in Maryland. There are about 2.1 million registered Democrats and 1 million Republicans. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is expected to win easily in the state. 

    Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has said he won't be voting for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Hogan first said in February that he didn't support Trump and in June confirmed that he wouldn't vote for him. Hogan is just the second elected Republican governor in the past half-century in Maryland.

    Maryland residents have until Friday to request absentee ballots online. You'll have to postmark your absentee ballot by election day, and it must be received by Nov. 18. You can also hand-deliver your completed ballot to your local board of elections by 8 p.m. on election day.

    Early voting in D.C. is available at One Judiciary Square and at several community centers throughout the District until Nov. 4. Go here for a list, hours and wait times. Same-day voter registration is available at all early voting centers.

    Applications to receive absentee ballots in the mail in Virginia had to be processed by Nov. 1, but the deadline changes to Nov. 5 if you request a ballot in person.