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Early Voting

Closing arguments set in hearing on NC voting laws

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Final arguments are underway at a hearing over whether sweeping changes to North Carolina's voting laws will be put on hold until after the November election. Full story...
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Early one-stop voting underway

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videoElection Day is less than three weeks away, but you can start voting today. Early one-stop voting began this morning for the Nov. 5 municipal elections. Full story...
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McCrory quietly signs sweeping NC elections bill

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videoGov. Pat McCrory has quietly signed into law a Republican-supported measure that makes sweeping changes in how and when people can cast their ballots in North Carolina. Full story...
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Lt. Gov. Forest talks about big issues from legislative session

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videoLt. Gov. Dan Forest stopped by our studios this afternoon ahead of a town hall meeting he's hosting tonight in Wilmington. From abortion regulation to voter ID, we asked the lieutenant governor about controversial issues. Full story...
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Opponents of election reform bill rally in Wilmington

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Several community groups joined forces in a rally for voting rights today in Wilmington. They voiced their opposition of House Bill 589. Full story...
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NC bill would place new restrictions on voting

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videoA revised bill supported by Republicans at the North Carolina legislature would add sweeping new restrictions on when, where and how citizens can vote. Full story...
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Group says pending bills could impact voting rights

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video As many as 2.5 million people voted early in North Carolina during last year's presidential elections, but one group believes that number could soon be significantly less because of a series of voting laws working their way through the General Assembly. Full story...
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In person early voting in NC exceeds 2 million

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The number of people casting ballots at early-voting places has now exceeded 2 million in North Carolina. Full story...
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Shop offers voters discount

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A Wilmington boutique is giving voters a bit more incentive to head to the polls this election. Island Passage is offering customers 20 percent off their entire purchase if customers show their "I Voted" sticker. Full story...
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Early voting drawing big crowds around the Cape Fear

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video Less than a week before Election Day, many people are taking full advantage of One Stop Voting. Voters say because of early voting, there is no excuse not to make your voice heard. Full story...
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NC officials troubled by raucous election activity

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North Carolina election officials are concerned about raucous campaigning around early voting sites and people purposefully misrepresenting voting laws to reduce turnout. Full story...
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Bad weather greets some early voters at polls

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First there were long lines. Now state election officials are warning about another problem at North Carolina's early voting stations: bad weather. Full story...
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NC Vote Tracker shows party trends in early balloting

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According to the State Board of Elections data compiled daily and put into a user-friendly format at ncvotetracker.com, of the 817,122 early voters, 51.2 percent were registered Democrats, 30.21 percent were Republicans and 18.42 percent were unaffiliated voters. Full story...
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October 24 headlines from Pender County

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videoPender County Elections Director Dennis Boyles tells "Pender-Topsail Post & Voice" Editor Andy Pettigrew more than 4,000 votes have been cast during early voting in the county so far. Full story...
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NC election boards asked for early voting help

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State election officials are asking their county counterparts to find ways to ease long lines at North Carolina's early voting stations. Full story...
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