A winter weather advisory is in effect until 7am on Saturday for Beaufort, Mainland Hyde, Martin, Outer Banks Dare, Tyrrell, Washington and western Dare County. The threats are black ice and slick roadways.
Ed Pond, the Carteret County Elections Board chairman, is recommending more state oversight of each county's election process. He spoke before a legislative group Monday.
A machine malfunction caused 4,500 votes to be lost in Carteret County in November, and a special election for Agriculture Commissioner is now scheduled for there next month.
Pond believes the best way to fix the problem is to establish a system of regional supervisors who oversee county election officials, all of whom are state employees.
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