Early in-person voting tops two million in NC

RALEIGH (AP) — More than a quarter of North Carolina’s registered voters have cast ballots in this year’s elections, and officials are still counting.

The state elections board said Saturday more than 2 million out of North Carolina’s 7 million registered voters had cast ballots early in North Carolina, a 73 percent increase over 2014 early voting turnout.

More than four out of 10 voters eventually cast ballots after Election Day in 2014.

State elections officials say Saturday afternoon’s vote count will be updated as more counties report totals.

Early in-person voting ended Saturday, capping an 18-day period in which people could register to vote and cast their ballots at the same time at sites in all 100 counties. Voters must be already registered to cast a ballot on Tuesday.