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More than one million people have already voted in next month’s election

State officials say it is believed a record was set on the first day of early voting.
State officials say it is believed a record was set on the first day of early voting.(WITN)
Published: Oct. 16, 2020 at 10:15 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 16, 2020 at 3:35 PM EDT
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RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - More than a million people have already voted ahead of next month’s general election.

The State Board of Elections says 556,367 absentee ballots have already been returned, while 468,020 people have cast ballots so far in early voting which only began Thursday.

That makes the statewide total of 1,024,387 votes cast, or a 14% voter turnout. North Carolina has 7,292,471 registered voters.

Here is a breakdown of voter turnout so far here in Eastern Carolina:

  • Lenoir County - 13.64%
  • Craven County - 13.01%
  • Greene County - 12.70%
  • Pamlico County - 12.62%
  • Washington County - 11.58%
  • Beaufort County - 11.36%
  • Bertie County - 10.94%
  • Pitt County - 10.37%
  • Jones County - 9.7%
  • Carteret County - 9.24%
  • Martin County - 9.01%
  • Duplin County - 8.72%
  • Onslow County - 7.80%
  • Tyrrell County - 6.82%
  • Hyde County - 6.57%

State election officials believe massive turnout on the first day of early voting set a record.

Officials say that more than 333,000 voters cast ballots on the first day of in-person early voting in the state.

Early voting numbers provided by the State Board of Elections
Early voting numbers provided by the State Board of Elections(Twitter)

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