Early voting comes to an end across North Carolina ahead of Super Tuesday

PITT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – Early voting for the 2024 primary elections here in North Carolina came to an end Saturday.

Even on the last day of early voting, residents poured into polling sites to cast their votes.

“I didn’t want to forget and I wanted to make sure that I did my civic duty and got my vote in,” Voter Edna Williams Hayes said.

Since February 15th, residents have been able to cast their vote in areas such as governor, lieutenant governor, or a member of Congress. Linda Hinton said she went out to vote simply because it was the right thing to do.

“If we don’t vote we don’t have any kind of say so,” Hinton said. “So I think that our voting makes a difference in our community.”

Although municipal elections began requiring voters to show photo ID in 2023, this will be the first time a statewide election is requiring ID. This is something Hayes said she has some confusion about.

“I’m trying to figure out why, all of a sudden, this year,” Hayes said.

As Election Day, also known as Super Tuesday creeps up, some voters like Eveline Parmalee say that every vote makes a difference.

“We may not be right in there but can show we care,” Parmalee said. “You’ll be surprised how that one little vote will help.”

According to the Pitt County Board of Elections, 1,240 turned out to vote on the last day, making it the second largest turnout this year as Friday had 1,333.