Ehrlich, an early-voting critic, to vote early
UPDATE, 7:15 p.m.: We were told Monday night that Ehrlich still intends to vote early, but that it won't happen Tuesday because of an unanticipated scheduling conflict.
Original post: No one should confuse former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) with a fan of early voting. During his tenure in office, Ehrlich vetoed a bill in 2005 to allow the practice in Maryland.
But now that it's the law of the land, he plans to take advantage of it. Ehrlich's campaign announced Sunday that he planned to vote in Maryland's Republican primary on Tuesday morning at an Annapolis polling station.
"Bob Ehrlich believes in exercising the right to vote," said spokesman Andy Barth. "Now that early voting is available under Maryland law, Bob Ehrlich is pointing out the possibility of voting early to anyone who finds it more convenient than waiting until Election Day."
Ehrlich last week released a video in which he called early voting "a solution in search of a problem" but urged his supporters to take full advantage of it.
Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) cast his primary ballot Friday at a North Baltimore polling station.
September 6, 2010; 7:15 PM ET
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