Although Election Day doesn’t arrive until Tuesday, already 832,448 ballots have been cast as of Thursday across North Carolina during the state’s early voting period. That represents about 13 percent of all registered voters.
According to the State Board of Elections, 49 percent of early voting ballots have been cast by Democrats, 31 percent by Republicans and 20 percent by unaffiliated voters.
Registered voters can cast a ballot at any early voting site in their county. Early voting locations can be found here. The early voting period ends Saturday at 1 p.m.
Early voting was reduced by a week under a law passed in 2013 by the Republican-led N.C. General Assembly, but the same measure required counties to still offer the same overall number of early voting hours as seen in 2010, the last mid-term election.
There are 366 early voting sites in operation across North Carolina, according to state elections officials, offering a 69 percent increase in evening hours over 2010.