North Carolina Extends Voting Hours at Four Locations; Results Delayed Until At Least 8:15 PM EST
North Carolina to postpone results due to technical issues. They will extend voting hours at four locations.
After the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE) voted Tuesday to extend hours at four polling locations due to early delays due to technical problems, election results will be delayed almost an hour in the Tar Heel State.
The NCSBE, which oversees more than 2,600 state polling locations, moved to expand voting by varying amounts of time at four sites in three counties. Polling sites remain open in North Carolina until 7:30 p.m. EST, but the earliest election outcomes will be published with the extensions is 8:15 p.m. EST.
The Plainview Fire Station polling site in Sampson County saw the longest voting time extension, with the NCSBE giving the site 45 extra minutes, while a second site in the county was given 24 extra minutes.
The Bluford Elementary School polling site in Greensboro will remain open 34 extra minutes, and the polling site at the First Missionary Baptist Church in Concord in Cabarrus County will remain open an extra 17 minutes.
NBC News reported that the Plainview Fire Station polling site also had printer issues that delayed the beginning of in-person voting on Election Day, while NBC affiliate WRAL-TV in Raleigh, N.C. reported that the Guilford County issue was due to human-related delays in opening the site.
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