RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolinians have already turned in more than one million votes for the U.S. Presidential election thanks to mail-in and early voters, according to a news release.
Election officials say more than 14 percent of registered voters in North Carolina have cast their ballots, with Election Day right around the corner on November 3rd.
“We’re glad to see so many North Carolina voters performing their civic duty and letting their voice be heard by voting,” says Karen Brinson Bell, executive director of the State Board of Elections. “We look forward to more North Carolinians casting their ballot and staying safe while doing so.”
Early voting began on Thursday, October 15th, and North Carolina voters cast 570,019 ballots by mail and 468,020 ballots in-person as of 1:30 p.m. on Friday, October 16th, according to a news release.
Election officials say early voting ends on October 31st, and to click here to find in-person polling sites near you.
Since the 2016 Presidential election, polling sites in North Carolina have extended their hours allowing weekend voting, and the state has increased the number of polling sites available, according to a news release.