ENC County sees significantly less voter turnout than previous Primary Election

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – All across North Carolina, residents are headed to polling sites to cast their vote on this Super Tuesday.

“This is the only time we have a voice,” said one voter, Paul Williams. According to the Pitt County Board of Elections website, as of 4 pm Tuesday, 8,965 people have voted.

But that is 3,800 less than the last primary election in 2020. However, one voter said it’s everyone’s responsibility to do their civic duty.

“It’s an obligation that all Americans have, and I think everyone should do it,” said another voter, Dick Paddock.

However, there have been a total of 18,391 voters for this election, including early voting and today’s numbers.

There were also some changes this year to the voting process, including a required photo ID; many said they felt it was still an easy process. “It’s fine; of course, I’m registered, so they’ve seen my ID years ago when I registered, but it’s still pretty neat that they actually asked for it,” said Williams.

All of the poles close tonight at 7:30, but as long as you are in line by then, you can still cast your vote.

The total number of today’s voters as of 4 pm is still significantly less in the 2024 primary election, with 18,000 as of 4 pm today and in 2016, there were over 28,000.