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Weekend voting varies by county

Posted October 24, 2014 4:36 p.m. EDT
Updated October 24, 2014 5:51 p.m. EDT

— Voters continue to line up at sites across North Carolina to cast ballots before the Nov. 4 election.

On the first day of early voting on Thursday, more than 8,300 people voted in Wake County alone, and lines stretched out of the county Board of Elections office and satellite early-voting sites on Friday.

People wishing to vote this weekend need to check with the local elections office, however, because there are fewer early-voting sites than in 2012 since there is no presidential election this year. Also, not all counties offer weekend hours for early voting.

Cumberland County, for example, doesn't have voting on either Saturday or Sunday, while Johnston County sites are open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday but closed on Sunday.

Wake County has cut back its Saturday voting to 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., while Durham County sites will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

On Sunday, people can vote from 1 to 5 p.m. in Wake County and from 2 to 6 p.m. in Durham County.

Early voting continues next week, ending on Nov. 1.

Other changes to be aware of this year:

  • There is no more same-day registration, so if you didn't register to vote by Oct. 10, you cannot vote.
  • Straight-ticket voting is no longer allowed.