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Unexpected early primary election voting in New Hanover County

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©  Elections officials said that more voters came out to the first day of early voting than were anticipated. © Elections officials said that more voters came out to the first day of early voting than were anticipated.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Elections officials said that more voters came out to the first day of early voting than were anticipated. They said they saw around 325 voters at the New Hanover County Government Center Thursday.

Elections workers in Brunswick County and Bladen County reported a moderate turnout on the first day. Pender County officials said turnout was very light.

New Hanover County officials said that generally the first day of early voting is slower than most polling days. They said that this year they're getting the vibe from voters that this will be a higher than usual turnout. They urge everyone to continue voting.

"This is your chance to voice your opinions. This is your chance to make your voice heard to speak - whether one little vote counts or not," said lead election official Laura Rogers.

Early voting ends on May 3. Primary elections will be held on May 6.

Visit this link for local polling sites and times: http://bit.ly/1iGruVs

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