by Barry Smith
The State Board of Elections announced that there will be 366 one-stop voting sites for this year’s general election.
That’s the highest number for any non-presidential election year.
This years total is just two off from the most for any election. In 2008, North Carolina had 368 early voting sites. The state had 296 early voting sites in 2010.
This year the sites will be open a collective 25,735.5 hours, including 68.8 percent more even hours during 2010, the most recent non-presidential general election.
“We are proud of the hard work counties have done to offer voters a variety of ways to participate,” said Kim Westbrook Strach executive director of the State Board of Elections.
Early voting begins on Oct. 23.