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Early Work By Election Staff Pays Off At Baltimore IT Academy

Very early today, election workers showed up at polls across Maryland to hang signs, connect poll books and open voting machines. WYPR's Julian Sadur visited the Baltimore IT Academy in Wilson Park, where despite extra work because of an added precinct, staff worked quickly and efficiently and polls opened promptly at 7 a.m.

Also: WYPR's Maureen Harvie and Bret Jaspers arrived early to talk to poll workers as they set up for the day. One election judge said that she got involved after being "one of those people in the line that was waiting and waiting and they were not opening on time." Listen to the story below:

Signs were also placed in the hallways to help voters find their way.
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Signs were also placed in the hallways to help voters find their way.
Poll workers unpack voting signs.
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Poll workers unpack voting signs.
Voting machines ready to be opened.
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Voting machines ready to be opened.
Voting machines are set up the night before, and opened in the morning.
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Voting machines are set up the night before, and opened in the morning.
Election Technician Tommy Cozart makes a final inspection on a voting machine.
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Election Technician Tommy Cozart makes a final inspection on a voting machine.
Election Technicians Tommy Cozart and Nykia Jackson connect poll books.
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Election Technicians Tommy Cozart and Nykia Jackson connect poll books.
Judges use poll books to verify that voters are in the correct precinct.
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Judges use poll books to verify that voters are in the correct precinct.
Voters arrive.
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Voters arrive.
Two of the first voters at the polls at the Baltimore IT Academy.
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Two of the first voters at the polls at the Baltimore IT Academy.
Two area residents share a moment after they cast their votes.
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Two area residents share a moment after they cast their votes.

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