Wilson County precinct ordered to stay open extra hour

RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) – Precincts in three counties are staying open past the 7:30 p.m. deadline tonight due to problems opening this morning.

The State Board of Elections ordered the voting locations in Wilson, Columbus, and Robeson counties to stay open until 8:30 p.m.

Two of the precincts had trouble getting printers to function when opening at 6:30 a.m., while the third was locked out and didn’t have the correct code to get inside the building.

The precinct in Wilson County is at the Saratoga Volunteer Fire Department on Church Street.

State election officials say with 2,650 polling sites, it is common for minor issues to happen.

All other polling places will close at 7:30 p.m. Those in line will be able to cast their ballot.

Information on Election Day polling places can be found through Voter Search or the Polling Place Search.

If you are voting by mail and have not returned your ballot, you cannot return your ballot to a polling site on Election Day. You can mail your ballot back or return it to the county board of elections by 5:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Mailed ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day.

Voters are not required to show a photo ID to vote.

If your name is not on the voter list when you go to vote, you can request a provisional ballot.

About 10 days after an election, voters who cast a provisional ballot can check the status of their ballot with the Provisional Search tool.

Voters who need assistance at the polls must request that assistance. Curbside voting is available for voters who are unable to enter the voting place without assistance due to age or disability. Once inside the polling place, voters who experience difficulties should request help from an election worker.

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