NC State Board extends voting at additional polling places

RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — The North Carolina State Board of Elections voted Tuesday evening to extend voting at six precincts after each polling site experienced interruptions in voting.

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In Cabarrus County, voting will be extended 39 minutes to 8:09 p.m. at the Flowes Store Volunteer Fire Station precinct, located at 8623 Flowes Store Road, Concord, N.C. 28025.

In Sampson County, voting will be extended 40 minutes to 8:10 p.m. at the Keener (Halls Fire Station) precinct, located at 7730 Hobbton Hwy, Clinton, N.C. 28328.

Also in Sampson County, voting will be extended 21 minutes to 7:51 p.m. at the West Clinton (Sampson Community College) precinct, located at 1801 Sunset Ave., Clinton, N.C. 28328.

Three precincts experienced interruptions in Warren County.

Voting will be extended 25 minutes to 7:55 p.m. at the Fishing Creek (Arcola Volunteer Fire Department) precinct, located at 2169 NC Highway 43, Warrenton, N.C. 27589.

Voting will be extended 23 minutes to 7:53 p.m. at the Judkins (Vaughan Elementary School) precinct, located at 2936 US Highway 158 E, Macon, N.C. 27551.

Voting will be extended 30 minutes to 8 p.m. at the Smith Creek (Zion Methodist Church) precinct, located at 143 Zion Church Road, Norlina, N.C. 27563.

Once all polling places are closed statewide, election results will begin to post here: https://er.ncsbe.gov/.

With 2,660 polling sites, it is not unusual for minor issues to occur at polling sites that result in a brief disruption of voting. The State Board routinely meets to discuss the extension of hours when the need arises.

G.S. § 163-166.01 authorizes the State Board to extend voting hours at sites where voting is interrupted for at least 15 minutes, but the Board may extend voting only as long as the disruption and only for the site.

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