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. 

Tim October 27, 2012 at 11:29 PM
it was absolutely insane Saturday morning. Line was well across the bridge. Comical, being it was mostly old people who should honestly have nothing better to do on Election day then vote. But hey, what do I know? I'll just show up to vote sometime Election day afternoon and wait 5-10 minutes tops and vote.
Renee October 28, 2012 at 01:41 AM
This is ridiculous!! Just plain crazy!!
Kathy Addams October 28, 2012 at 01:43 AM
Last election day, we waited about an hour to vote. We decided weeks ago to early vote since I am now in a wheelchair and my husband has trouble standing for long periods of time. We kept checking all day today, but decided not to wait in the long line. Hopefully, we will be able to early vote later this week.
RK October 28, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Wouldn't it be great if Romney could win Maryland. This would send a message to O'Malley.
Tim October 28, 2012 at 02:25 AM
What will truly be great? When Maryland passes gay marriage. Oh, the religious folks that'll bother - who seem to think their privately funded religions control how secular governments determine who is allowed to 'be married' from a purely legal sense. That's what I'm really hoping for. Well that and seeing that gerrymandered fiasco voted down (question 5)
Mark October 28, 2012 at 10:46 AM
We waited about an hour and a half : 4:45 - 6:15. The line moved along, people were friendly and welcoming, and the staff at the early voting polling place were working as hard as they could to keep things moving as well as they could. Thinking of the sacrifices others have made to secure our right to vote makes it much easier to wait,
Mark Patro October 28, 2012 at 12:11 PM
If you are in a wheel chair and your husband cannot stand for long periods you can tell that to the poll book juge and they can make a priority for you. Your husband should not have to stand for hours when he has a reason not to. Next time talk to the Chief Judge and he or she can get you in and out faster.
Dan Harris October 28, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Go Mitt !! Remember to vote no on everything. Send a message to "NoMalley" he can not force these on us tax payers!!!!
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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