Nearly 200 people took advantage of the first day of early voting in Pitt county.
Pitt County Director of Elections Dave Davis says between the two voting sites at the Pitt County Agricultural Center on Government Circle and the Alice F. Keene Park Community Schools and Recreation Building on County Home Road- 176 people voted Thursday. Five of those registered Thursday as well.
Eastern Carolina residents can officially cast their ballots for the Nov. 8 elections.
Early voting began Thursday and runs through Saturday, Nov. 5. People who have not registered to vote, or are unsure if they are registered, can register and cast a vote at the same time. Those not registered to vote can not vote on election day.
There are no state-wide elections on the ballots, only municipal races.
In Greenville, there are two challengers to the incumbent mayor. There are several candidates running for the city's city council at-large seat. In Kinston, voters will decide whether the mayor should have veto power.