Elections officials in Maryland and the District of Columbia canceled early voting hours for Monday and Tuesday because of severe weather conditions brought on by Hurricane Sandy.
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley signed an executive order that canceled Monday’s early voting there and later announced that early voting was canceled for Tuesday as well. The early voting period was supposed to end on Thursday, but the state extended it until Friday because of the storm.
In Washington, D.C., the elections board canceled early voting for Monday and Tuesday but made no announcement about expanding the early voting period, which is currently scheduled to end on Saturday. In North Carolina, early voting locations in Dare County and Ocracoke Island were closed on Saturday. The Dare County location was listed as closed on Monday.
In Connecticut, which does not have early voting, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy extended the voter registration deadline until Thursday.
Maine and Vermont also have early voting but made no announcements as of Monday morning.
Hurricane Sandy is expected to be the most intense for D.C. and Maryland residents on Monday afternoon, but wind gusts of about 50 mph are anticipated and flooding will still be a concern for Tuesday.
As TPM reported, the potential impact on the polls in Virginia could be minimized because the state has no early voting period.