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Election Day Closures Around Perry Hall

Schools, courts and Baltimore County government offices are scheduled to close.

In case you've been living under a rock, or some kind of election news-free zone, it's about time someone let you know—Americans will choose their next president on Tuesday. 

Nov. 6, Election Day, is shaping up to be a nail-biter between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. If you're registered to vote and didn't already brave the lines during early voting, be sure to stop by your designated polling place to cast your ballot for president, congress, and the several referendums. 

Find information on Perry Hall polling places here. 

Expect Election Day to cause several closures around the area, including the following:

  • Baltimore County schools will be closed (as many of the schools are also polling places). 
  • County offices and the district and circuit courts will be closed. 
  • Health department clinics and senior centers, including the Seven Oaks Senior Center, will be closed. 
  • CountyRide vans will not operate.

Libraries, including the Perry Hall branch, will remain open. Trash and recycling will follow its normal schedule. United States Post Offices, including the Perry Hall branch, will follow their normal schedule. Banks also generally follow their normal hours. 

Are you looking forward to Election Day? What outcomes are you expecting in the major races? Tell us in the comments.

 

PerryHallParent November 05, 2012 at 11:06 AM
Thankfully, I took advantage of early voting. Since the kids will be home, the lines and voting places will be filled with parents trying to keep their children busy while waiting to vote. Closing schools and shutting down county ride is a poor way to get more people out to vote. Schools do not belong as voting places. They are not in the politics business. There should be polling places separate from schools so their education is not interrupted. I expect outcomes conducive to the intelligence level in this country, which isn't saying much. People will put up with the same misery year after year. They re-elected O'Malley, so nothing is impossible after witnessing that.
Gregg Roberts November 05, 2012 at 12:31 PM
I have to agree with PerryHallParent. No Country Ride on Election Day? That's scandalous !
Honeygo Hal November 05, 2012 at 01:13 PM
I think closing schools is a practical and economic decision. There must be enough polling places to keep the lines down, and renting space would be cost prohibitive. They typically use a large room like the cafeteria or the gym for voting, so the kids couldn't have classes in the midst of voting. Very simple game.
GD November 05, 2012 at 02:50 PM
I am looking forward to NOT seeing and hearing any more television commercials related to politics.
John Doe November 05, 2012 at 02:55 PM
I heard all of the pharmacy locations will have extended hours for all of the impending headaches. They have extra batches of tylenol in stock.
Bruce Robinson November 05, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Schools - As many have commented, the schools are used as polling places because they are buildings owned by the county and the county has over 200 polls. They are closed because the buildings are open to the voters, parking, poll workers, signs and voters would be a huge distraction. There are fewer than 200 public schools. Many serve as polling places for two precincts. The county also must rent other facilities to meet the needs of the citizens and the requirements of law. There is another reason the schools are closed that is included below. County Offices - Closing county government is a long tradition. Before the civil service system, everyone working or government had their job because of political spoils. As hinted above, this included teachers. The way you kept your government job was by working for the election of your patron. In Maryland, this extends out from the counties to the state. Curiously, government remains open on Primary Election Day, the day when most Maryland elections are settled.
Born to be Free November 05, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Even though I complained about the 90 minute wait during early voting, it was so worth the wait.
Joe November 05, 2012 at 09:31 PM
Scandalous? Really? I think you're being a bit dramatic!
PerryHallParent November 05, 2012 at 09:40 PM
Thank you very much for a very informative and interesting answer. It answered several of my questions and gave me much needed information.
Honeygo Hal November 05, 2012 at 09:50 PM
I want an app or a card to stick in my TV that basically says "I've voted" and that app/card discontinues all political ads. LOL
little sister November 06, 2012 at 04:14 AM
90 minutes to vote ? I have lived in Perry Hall for 15 years and all of my years of voting at the high school , I have never even encountered a line, I've been in and out of the building within 5 minutes. Those 90 minutes are gone. I hope you had fun at least . I'll vote tomorrow and will be done before you can say. " later much Obama !! "

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