Thousands take advantage of early voting in DC, Virginia

- Early voting began over the weekend for residents in Washington D.C. and Virginia and the turnout has been very high as they begin to decide who will become the 45th President of the United States along with other local races.

Early voting in the nation’s capital began on Saturday and a record number of voters came out and set a record previously set in 2012.

In Virginia, absentee voting began on Sunday. Fairfax County said that over 42,000 people have cast their in-person absentee ballot so far, which is over 15,000 more than 2012 with 15 days remaining until Election Day.

In Arlington County, in-person absentee voters are about 35 percent higher than at the same point in 2012 while ballots mailed have gone up 64 percent.

Early voting in Maryland begins on Oct. 27.

Here are the Early Voting Center locations and times in Washington D.C.:

Ward 2: One Judiciary Square
October 22 - November 4, 8:30am - 7:00pm

Ward 1: Columbia Heights Community Center
October 28- November 4, 8:30am - 7:00pm

Ward 3: Chevy Chase Community Center
October 28- November 4, 8:30am - 7:00pm

Ward 4: Takoma Community Center
October 28- November 4, 8:30am - 7:00pm

Ward 5: Turkey Thicket Recreation Center
October 28- November 4, 8:30am - 7:00 pm

Ward 6: Sherwood Recreation Center
October 28- November 4, 8:30am - 7:00 pm

Ward 6: King Greenleaf Recreation Center
October 28- November 4, 8:30am - 7:00 pm

Ward 7: Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library
October 28- November 4, 8:30am - 7:00 pm

Ward 8: Malcolm X Elementary School
October 28- November 4, 8:30am - 7:00 pm

Absentee Voting Locations in Virginia:
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/elections/absentee.htm

Early Voting Locations in Maryland:
http://www.elections.state.md.us/elections/2016/2016_general_Early_Voting_Locations.pdf

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