New early voting locations open in Pitt County, low turnout thus far

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PITT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - There are new sites for people to vote in the municipal elections, although the board of election's director in one county says they almost don't need them with the kind of turnout they've seen thus far.

Four new locations opened Tuesday morning to voters in Pitt County.

Besides the center at Alice Keene Park, there's the county office building location, the ECU Willis Building, Winterville Fire Station and the Pitt County Ag. Center.

After opening up at 9 a.m., the new locations saw few voters.

Since one location opened 12 days ago, there have only been 2,300 voters, which is 300 less this same time frame in the 2013 elections.

Dave Davis says with a total of five sites in the county available for voters, he hopes people will come out and exercise their right to vote.

"There is essentially no reason not to vote," he says. "Their election makes the biggest difference, every vote does. We've seen contests decided by one vote, two votes, usually municipal elections you'll see ties, sometimes."

Open stop early voting continues until November 4th. After that, you will have to vote on Election Day, which is November 7th.