Early voting in city general election begins Friday
Early voting began Friday at five Baltimore polling places and will be held on five more days before the city's Nov. 8 general election.
The city's registered voters can head to the polls from 10 a.m to 8 p.m. on Friday or Saturday, or Monday through Thursday of next week.
Voter turn-out hit a record low during the September primary, with fewer than 23 percent of voters casting ballots during early voting and the primary day. And turn-out for the general election is likely to be even lower, since city politics has long been dominated by Democrats.
Yet the Democrat candidates face a number of Republican, Independent and Green Party challengers. And some candidates are waging write-in campaigns, including Shannon Sneed, who is hoping to unseat Councilman Warren Branch in the 13th District.
The city's early voting polling places are: Edmondson Westside High School, 501 Athol Avenue; The League for People with Disabilities, 1111 E. Coldspring Lane; Moravia Park Drive Apartments, 5050 Moravia Park Drive; the Public Safety Training Center at 3500 W. Northern Parkway; and St. Brigid's Parish Center, 900 S. East Avenue.