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One stop early voting begins in New Hanover County

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A blustery and rainy day didn’t stop some voters from heading to the polls to cast an early vote.

Early or one-stop absentee voting began Thursday across the state for the upcoming primary elections.

Voters can cast ballots early at sites across all counties in southeastern North Carolina until one-stop voting period ends on February 29. Citizens can also register to vote during the one-stop voting period, but not on primary election day, March 3.

For dates, times and locations of one-stop voting in New Hanover County, click here.

For dates, times and locations of one-stop voting in Brunswick County, click here.

For dates, times and locations of one-stop voting in Pender County, click here.

For dates, times and locations of one-stop voting in Columbus County, click here.

For dates, times and locations of one-stop voting in Bladen County, click here.

To check dates, times and locations of one-stop voting in any county in North Carolina, click here.

Brunswick County Board of Elections Director Sara Knotts said key reminders for those using early voting are:

  • Voters can cast an early ballot at any precinct in their county, not just their Election Day polling place
  • No photo ID is required for these elections
  • First time voters or those looking to register should bring proof of residency

Knotts said they anticipate higher turnout than off-year elections, but not nearly as much as the upcoming general elections in November.

“We are estimating probably about a 40% turnout of registered voters in the primary, whereas in the general election that could be closer to 70% in November," she said. "So higher than off-year, midterm elections, but not nearly as high as the general in November will be.”

Thursday night, Brunswick County officials released turnout statistics that showed 822 people came out to vote on the first day polls were open.

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