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Marks: 'Persistently Long Lines' At Parkville Polling Place

Fifth District Councilman David Marks has requested additional staff for the Halstead Academy polling place.

On Election Day, voters nationwide faced long lines at polling places. Locally, some of the longest were found at one Parkville-area school.

At the Halstead Academy of Arts and Sciences, the polling place for Districts 9-20 and 9-28, voters waited close to two hours to cast their ballots—time partially spent outdoors.

Councilman David Marks, whose Fifth District includes the school, recently wrote a letter to Baltimore County Board of Elections president Bruce Harris requesting additional staff at the Parkville polling place in future elections.

He also cited problems at Chapel Hill Elementary School in Perry Hall, where one precinct waited much longer than another.

"I know it is difficult to find volunteers to staff all of the county's precincts," Marks wrote. "Thank you for any help you could provide for these three precincts in the future."

Find the full text of the letter in the gallery. 

How long did you have to wait to vote? Would more staffers have helped reduce the wait at your polling place? Tell us in the comments.



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