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Storm Suspends Early Voting in D.C. and Maryland

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Early voting sign (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Early voting is suspended in the District of Columbia and Maryland because of the approach of Hurricane Sandy.

The D.C. Board of Elections says it made the decision to close its voting sites Monday to protect voters and election workers, but more announcements will be made throughout the day.

Md. Gov. Martin O’Malley said a decision on whether to resume early voting on Tuesday would be made later, and he hoped the missed days would be made up.

“We would anticipate at this point rescheduling what would have been Monday’s early voting for Friday, I do believe,” O’Malley said at a news conference at the Maryland Emergency Management Agency.

Early voting began Saturday. It had been scheduled to run through Thursday.

Voters will be able to cast ballots at any of eight voting centers throughout the city once early voting resumes.

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