Voter Turnout: Hours Extended At One NC Polling Place

Voter Turnout: Hours Extended At One NC Polling Place

The Raleigh News & Observer reports:

Earlier today, voters encountered lines at some Triangle precincts, but the waits abated by the afternoon. Early voting helped ease the Election Day crunch, Poucher said; statewide, 42 percent of registered voters cast ballots during the early voting period, which ended Saturday.

"I don't think the rain is going to stop ANYBODY from voting in this election," said Kim Snow, a poll worker at Hodge Road Elementary School in Knightdale.

Most polls close at 7:30 p.m., though anyone standing in line at that time will be allowed to vote.

Voters at the Barwell Road Community Center in Raleigh will get an extra hour to vote -- until 8:30 p.m. -- because of a delay in balloting this morning. An election official who was dropped off there this morning left the ballots in her grandson's truck, and she had to track him down, Poucher said. That delayed voting by just over half an hour and kept about 300 people waiting.

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