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Wilmington-area early voting surpasses state

Following changes to the state’s voting law, the period for early voting was shortened from 17 days to 10 days. Following changes to the state’s voting law, the period for early voting was shortened from 17 days to 10 days.
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Early voting turnout in each southeastern North Carolina county surpassed the state average.  

Statewide, 259,590 people – nearly 4% of registered voters - cast ballots before one-stop early voting ended Saturday afternoon. That was up from the last non-presidential primary in 2010, when 2.8% of voters participated. 

Following changes to the state's voting law, the period for early voting was shortened from 17 days to 10 days.  

Opponents of the law feared it would lead to fewer people casting ballots during early voting. 

Counties in southeastern North Carolina reported the following 2014 one-stop early voting turnout:

  • Bladen, 16%
  • Columbus, 7%
  • Brunswick, 6%
  • Pender, 5%
  • New Hanover, 4% 

Due to another change in the law that takes effect this year, ballots could be disqualified if they are not cast at the correct precinct. 

Click here to check your voting location

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