Maryland will have early voting before an election for the first time this year.
Early voting is a period before an election day when people can vote. In Maryland, it will be every day from Sept. 3 to 9 (including Labor Day), minus Sept. 5. The primary will be Sept. 14.
Washington County will have one early-voting site: the PNC Bank Building, 128 W. Washington St., Hagerstown.
Voting will be the same as it would be on Election Day.
Using a touchscreen system, voters can make their picks, review them and change them before they cast their ballots.
People enrolled in a political party can vote in that party's primary.
All Washington County voters, including those not affiliated with a party, can vote in the school board race.
Early voting also will be in place before the Nov. 2 general election.
Maryland has tried before to start early voting. However, in 2006, the state's Court of Appeals struck the measure down as unconstitutional.