Easley Asks Counties That Won't Extend Early Voting Hours To Do So

Gov. Mike Easley is urging those North Carolina counties that don't plan to stay open late Saturday afternoon for extra early voting to change their minds.

Easley said Friday that half of the state's 100 counties plan to keep accepting early ballots until 5 p.m. Saturday -- an extension of four hours. He wants those election boards that plan to close early voting as originally scheduled at 1 p.m. to reconsider.

North Carolina's state elections board agreed Thursday to extend the early voting hours. Counties could close their polls at 1 p.m. if election commissioners from both parties agreed to do so without dissent.

As of late Thursday, more than 2 million people have cast an early ballot in North Carolina -- a turnout of 33 percent before Election Day.

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  • by Anonymous on Nov 1, 2008 at 07:28 AM
    shup up already Mike. Get out of office, You have destroyed NC.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 1, 2008 at 04:50 AM
    Mr. Bob, Don't laugh, they just may...
  • by Earl Location: Pitt County on Oct 31, 2008 at 06:51 PM
    Apparently it is taking the Democrats longer that expected to take people from the cemetary to the polls to vote.
  • by Mr. Bob on Oct 31, 2008 at 05:30 PM
    Should the voter polls decide to extend hours maybe the Easley Foundation can use rented Mercedes to deliver liquor and caviar to the exhausted workers.

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