NC Elections Board Lets Durham Poll Sites Stay Open Late After Tech Issues

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The North Carolina State Board of Elections approved a request to extend the voting time in eight precincts in Durham, after reports there of technical issues with electronic books used to check voter registrations, causing long lines.

The county elections board had voted in favor of keeping the poll sites open later, and the state board held a meeting on the issue Tuesday evening.

The extra voting time ranged from 20 minutes to an hour. A precinct in Columbus was also allowed to stay open later by the state board.

Given the area’s Democratic-lean and minority population, it’s not surprising that the Hillary Clinton campaign was among those calling for the polling sites to stay open later.

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