With the introduction of House Bill 79, Washington County might soon require three new early-voting centers beginning in 2020…

Current election laws state any county with less than 125,000 registered voters are only required to have just one early voting center. Montgomery County’s Delegate Eric Leudtke introduced a bill that would require jurisdictions to have three centers if they have between 100,000 and 200,000 registered voters.

“Washington County currently is just under 100,000. But by the 2020 election, we certainly project that we’ll be over 100,000,” said Barry Jackson, of the Washington County Board of Elections.

According to Jackson, Washington County currently does not own any voting centers.